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Economic Opportunity Act of 1964   The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-452) provided opportunity for education and training to combat poverty using the programs established under...  
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was first enacted in 1965 and reauthorized every 5 years. The act is the federal statute that specifies federal...  
Emergency Immigrant Education Program   Authorized under Title VII of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, this program provides funds to states on a formula basis to assist local educational...  
English Literacy and Civics Education (EL Civics)  To effectively participate in education, work, and civic opportunities in this country, immigrants and other limited English proficient persons must not...  
Equal Education Opportunities Act of 1974   This civil rights statute prohibits states which receive federal funding from denying equal educational opportunity to an individual on account of his...  
Even Start Family Literacy   Even Start Family Literacy (federal definition in the Even Start legislation, Part B, Title I of Elementary and Secondary Education Act): It is the purpose...  
Family Literacy   All definitions include the four components of family literacy 1) adult education; 2) early childhood education; 3) parent education and support; and...  
Family Literacy Services (FLS)  Services that are of sufficient intensity in terms of hours, and of sufficient duration, to make sustainable changes in a family, and that integrate all...  
Federal Register   Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication...  
Goals 2000   The Goals 2000 Act provides resources to state and communities to develop and implement educational reforms aimed at helping students master academic...  
Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)  The GAIN program was started to provide the education, training and job services necessary to assist recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children(AFDC)...  
Highly Qualified Teacher   HIGHLY QUALIFIED.-The term 'highly qualified'- (A) when used with respect to any public elementary school or secondary school teacher teaching in a...  
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was passed to control unauthorized immigration to the United States. Employer sanctions, increased...  
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  IDEA originates with a 1975 federal law, originally known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. In exchange for federal money, schools must...  
Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Program   On July 1, 1993, California's Innovation and Alternative Instructional Delivery Program(Formerly 5% Project),AB 1943, became law (Education Code 52522),...  
Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)  The Federally funded Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) provides funds for programs to prepare unskilled youth and adults for jobs in private industry...  
Local Educational Agency (LEA)  The Local Educational Agency (LEA) is a school district or county office of education, as identified in documents pertaining to federal or state educational...  
Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 (MDTA)  The main purpose of the MDTA (P.L. 87-415) was to require the federal government to develop information and apply methods that would help in dealing with...  
National Skills Standards Board (NSSB)  The National Skills Standards Board was created under the National Skills Standards Act of 1994 (Title V of Goals 2000) as a group of business, labor,...  
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)  On January, 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act is the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and Secondary...  
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