On December 20, 2010, the Department released a Request for Information (RFI) to gather technical expertise pertaining to assessment technology standards (http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/other/2010-4/122010e.html). The RFI posed a series of questions related to interoperability and assessment technology standards, to which we invited interested members of the public to respond. We are pleased to publicly release the comments received. Please note that the Department does not endorse or recommend these responses; we are simply providing this information to the public for its use.
Since 1984, the Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) has supported the development of magnet schools in order for communities to increase educational opportunities that promote diversity, academic excellence, and equity, and build a community of practice.
Community Schools: A National Discussion on Academic, Health and Social Supports for Students and Families
Schools do not operate in total isolation from the communities in which they are located. Recognizing this, the Department of Education in conjunction with the Coalition for Community Schools held a national policy discussion in February to share the experiences of Community schools.
The Office of Innovation and Improvement is the home of the Department of Education's efforts to support military families and address their unique educational challenges. These challenges include high rates of student mobility, the effects of multiple deployments, and a variety of military transformations.