The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – Changing Focus of ESEA
► teacher and counselor development,
► instructional materials,
► support programs resources,
► parental & community involvement promotion.
The Focus Areas of ESEA 1994:
►high standards for all students,
►teachers better trained to teach to high standards,
►flexibility to stimulate local initiative coupled with responsibility for results,
►promoting partnerships among families, communities and schools.
The Focus Areas of ESEA 2001 called “No Child Left Behind”:
►stronger accountability for results,
►more freedom (flexibility) for states and communities (in how they spend funds),
►proven education methods,
►more choice for parents.
The Focus Areas of the Obama Blueprint suggested changes:
►improving teacher and principal effectiveness,
►providing information to families and educators,
►college-and career-ready standards and assessments,
►address lowest-performing schools by providing support and effective interventions.
- improve education for teachers, counselors, parents, and principals,
- provide better information to families, educators, and communities to build successful partnerships,
- provide flexibility to stimulate local initiatives coupled with responsibility for results,
- support and facilitate school improvement processes for our schools and states where learning opportunities have been lacking,
- continue material and resource support to the economically disadvantaged children.