Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017) Field Test 2015 Recruitment
Abstract: The Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017) is the first study sponsored by the (NCES), within the (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, to follow a nationally-representative sample of students as they enter and move through the middle grades (grades 6-8). The data collected through repeated measures of key constructs will provide a rich descriptive picture of the academic experiences and development of students during these critical years and will allow researchers to examine associations between contextual factors and student outcomes.
Comment period ends in 30 days (06/12/2014)
Applications for New Awards; State Charter School; Facilities Incentive Grants Program
Purpose of Program: The State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program provides grants to eligible States to help them establish or enhance, and then administer, per-pupil facilities aid programs for charter schools. States eligible for these grants are those with per-pupil facilities aid programs that assist charter schools with their school facility costs.
Comment Request; Case Studies of the Implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessments
The purpose of the Kindergarten Entry Assessments implementation case studies is to document the processes, accomplishments, challenges, and solutions of four states implementing KEAs, and to share what state, district, and school personnel have learned with federal and state policymakers, and practitioners in the field. These findings will support the technical assistance efforts of the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) regarding the implementation of KEAs across the nation. This information collection consists of interview and observation protocols for case studies of the implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessments in 24 schools within 12 districts within 4 states.
Comment period ends in 60 days (07/14/2014)
Collecting data on our children and providing grants to States to establish more charter schools is not how Federal education dollars should be spent.
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