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  Education in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Educational standards and standardized testing decisions are usually made by the states through acts of the state legislature and governor, and decisions of the state departments of education.
Post-secondary education in the United States is known as college or university and commonly consists of four years of study at an institution of higher learning.
Education is not mentioned in the constitution of the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Education_in_the_United_States   (7858 words)

 Public Education in the United States - MSN Encarta
Much of the initiative for greater state involvement in education stemmed from the publication of a report by a federal commission in 1983 that indicated low academic achievement in American schools.
Although educational authority resides ultimately with the states, the federal government has long encouraged and assisted specific educational activities that it considers to be in the national interest.
But aside from espousing ambitious national education goals, the federal government was far less active in shaping education legislation during the 1980s and 1990s than it had been in the 1960s and 1970s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571494_2/Public_Education_in_the_United_States.html   (1515 words)

 Private Education in the United States - MSN Encarta
Private Education in the United States, programs of instruction in the United States that are created, controlled, operated, and principally financed by private individuals and groups rather than by governments.
Private schools in the United States may be broadly classified as either religious or nonsectarian (nonreligious) institutions.
The National Catholic Educational Association is the largest national group representing Catholic schools in the United States.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=1741500929   (741 words)

Nevertheless, new states were required to reserve land for the support of schools, and in the late 1830s surplus federal funds were returned to states to be used for a number of purposes, including education.
Education aid dollars follow the student to the school of his or her choice; the receiving district is reimbursed through state-issued tuition certificates.
The 1990 legislation formalizes these practices and provides that 50 percent of the state education aid for each child follows the student to the school and district he or she chooses; the remainder of the funds is divided between the sending and receiving districts.
maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu /eres/docs/eres/GSR716A_KUECHLER/jamie.htm   (13766 words)

 The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education in the United States
The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Since education is not mentioned in the Constitution, it is one of those powers reserved to the states.
The Congress of the United States, composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate, passes legislation that affects public education in the United States.
However, the State has the right to insure that there is an orderly environment within the school so that the basic processes of education may occur without disruption so student speech that "materially and substantially" interferes with the educational process or interferes with the rights of other students may be prohibited and punished.
www.departments.bucknell.edu /edu/ed370/federal.html   (5782 words)

 Antebellum America,1784-1865: Education
Education was not a primary focus of Americans within the antebellum period.
"Education," an article in the Dictionary of American History, characterizes teachers of the period as ignorant, incompetent, ill tempered, and lazy (229) and notes that schools in the 18th and 19th centuries lacked adequate supplies, paid teachers poorly, were unclean, and lacked discipline (229).
Jorgenson is professor emeritus of education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
www.uncp.edu /home/canada/work/allam/17841865/history/educate.htm   (2532 words)

 Transforming the Federal Role in Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
America is challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations; ending the shuffling of children through the system; and building an education system that prepares children for the demands of the global economy.
Because states are testing students and measuring performance, we can see that NCLB is producing results as test scores go up and the achievement gap narrows.
Because states are testing and measuring, we know NCLB is producing results as test scores go up and the achievement gap narrows.
www.education.gov   (1460 words)

 Secretary of Education of the United States: UNESCO Education
Secretary of Education of the United States: UNESCO Education
Education is a passion for him and it shows--not only in the progress he has made with organizational reform of UNESCO, but also in his leadership with this bold new initiative to erase the scourge of illiteracy in our world.
So while we work to improve our education system here at home, we are committed to working with you in the cause of greater literacy for all people, in all nations.
portal.unesco.org /education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13954&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (660 words)

 Medical education in the United States - SCOME Wiki
Medical education in the United States includes educational activities involved in the education and training of medical doctors in the United States, from entry-level training through to continuing education of qualified specialists.
In the United States a medical school is most often a four year institution with the purpose of educating doctors in the fields of allopathic medicine (conventional medicine) or osteopathic medicine.
However, because of the gradual lengthening of post-graduate medical education, and the decline of its use as the terminal stage in training, most new physicians complete the internship requirement as their first year of residency.
www.ifmsa.org /scome/wiki/index.php?title=Medical_education_in_the_United_States   (1056 words)

 Participation in Adult Education in the United States: 1998-99
NHES:1999 was a random-digit-dialed (RDD) telephone survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia conducted from January 3 through April 3 of 1999.
For the "Adult Education Interview," the population of interest was civilian, noninstitutionalized adults age 16 and older who were not enrolled in elementary or secondary school at the time of the interview.
Table 2 and figure 2 examine whether the same relationships between levels of participation and educational attainment emerge when participation in one type of educational activity only is contrasted with participation in multiple types of activities.
nces.ed.gov /programs/quarterly/vol_2/2_1/q6-1.asp   (3341 words)

 Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000
With the advent of the 21st century, vocational education in the United States is in transition.
The traditional focus of vocational education is giving way to a broader purpose-one that includes greater emphasis on academic preparation and provides a wider range of career choices.
Similarly, if vocational education reflects the labor market trend toward greater education and training requirements, one would expect to find that the academic preparation of students participating in vocational education has increased in recent years and that more of these participants are seeking and obtaining higher education and training credentials.
nces.ed.gov /programs/quarterly/vol_2/2_1/q9-1.asp   (4194 words)

 History of Education in the United States
The first part of the report describes the roots of elementary education in the United States, highlights the role of the flboard as facilitating group instruction, and describes the emergence of elementary school as a distinctive institution.
Concluding that new models for elementary education may be proposed to meet the new demands and address the changing characteristics of American life, the report suggests that technology, national standards, interdisciplinary instruction and charter school are promising trends for elementary education in the near future.
Chapter 3 examines Black education during slavery and the Reconstruction Era; segregation of public schools to reconcile southern Whites and as a means of maintaining an inexpensive source of labor; and resistance to segregation by W. DuBois, a founder of the NAACP.
www.indiana.edu /~reading/ieo/bibs/histedus.html   (3778 words)

 Category:Education in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[+] State education departments in the United States
Assistant Secretary of Education for the Office for Civil Rights
Nationally recognized accrediting agencies in the United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Education_in_the_United_States   (151 words)

 United States Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United States is a federal republic, based on a strong history of democracy.
Universities, the largest centres of education, incorporate undergraduate and graduate schools in a wide range of subjects, with a certain emphasis on research.
Most are funded by the state, yet there are also 'private'; institutions with more selective admissions policies and higher fees, sometimes affiliated with particular religious groups.
www.educationunitedstates.com   (1103 words)

 ASP: Astronomy Education in the United States
This is an updated, expanded version of an invited talk given at the 189th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in Toronto, Canada in January 1997.
In September 1993, the Dept. of Education issued the report of a survey on adult literacy in the U.S. In one question, those in the survey were given a calculator, were told the cost a carpet per square yard, and were given the size of a room.
Greedy and ignorant media, cynical publishers, and scientists sticking their heads in the sand all bear some of the responsibility, but our system of education is certainly a main culprit.
www.astrosociety.org /education/resources/useduc.html   (1329 words)

 College and University Education in the United States, eJournal USA, November 2005
This article is a summary of the report by a group of foreign national employees of the State Department, assessing opportunities for foreign students at seven U.S. colleges.
Each of the five is catalogued by volume (the number of years in publication) and by number (the number of issues that appear during the year).
Journal articles, photographs, and illustrations may be reproduced and translated outside the United States unless they carry explicit copyright restrictions, in which case permission must be sought from the copyright holders noted in the journal.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itsv/1105/ijse/ijse1105.htm   (809 words)

 Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia - Forest & Kinser
The goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive treatment of higher education in the U.S. today.
As reflected in the attached list of entries, we aim to cover virtually all significant topics in the realm of higher education, focusing in particular on developments since World War II.
We hope the Encyclopedia will be of value to many different kinds of users, from undergraduates researching topics in history and social issues, to faculty and policy-makers seeking concise information on the issues affecting U.S. colleges and universities.
www.higher-ed.org /heus   (444 words)

 Education in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Depending on the level of study you wish to pursue, other exams may be required such as the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), for admission to undergraduate programs; the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), for post-graduate study; and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for graduate study in the field of business.
The main types of costs involved in studying in the United States are tuition and fees, plus living costs.
The U.S. Embassy's Office of Public Affairs offers educational advising services to prospective Bosnian students who wish to study in the United States.
www.usembassy.ba /exchange/educus.htm   (528 words)

 University of Miami - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION - Courses - EPS603 - Higher Education in the United States
University of Miami - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION - Courses - EPS603 - Higher Education in the United States
EPS603 - Higher Education in the United States
Broad view of issues and problems in higher education.
www.education.miami.edu /Course/courses.asp?Course_ID=116   (48 words)

 Education - Earthwatch Institute - United States
We offer a range of opportunities specifically designed for educators and students.
Hear direct from the field as teachers, students and researchers report about their projects and answer your questions
Learn about the Community Fellowship Program and find links to action opportunities at home, resources for funding community projects and inspirational role models.
www.earthwatch.org /site/pp.asp?c=dsJSK6PFJnH&b=392459   (101 words)

 U.S. Network for Education Information (USNEI)
We are the United States Network for Education Information, an interagency and public/private partnership whose mission is to provide official information assistance for anyone seeking information about U.S. education and for U.S. citizens seeking authoritative information about education in other countries.
If you know a topic you want information on, go to our topic list and drop-down menu at left.
For national information sources, go directly to our database which contains educational links other than the embassy to the United States and individual institutions.
www.ed.gov /NLE/USNEI/HP3.html   (113 words)

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