The shortage of qualified teachers for elementary education is reaching a crisis. Created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies, the department’s 4,400 employees and $68 billion budget are dedicated to establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds; collecting data on America’s schools and disseminating research; focusing national attention on key educational issues; and prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.
The DfE, unable to respond because of general election purdah constraints, referred to answers to earlier parliamentary questions, which said the department collected data on the nationality and country of birth of pupils via the school census between autumn 2016 and summer 2018.
Unlike the systems of most other countries, education in the United States is highly decentralized, and the federal government and Department of Education are not heavily involved in determining curricula or educational standards (with the exception of the No Child Left Behind Act ). This has been left to state and local school districts.
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This two-day conference hosted by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education program at York University, will feature national and international speakers in the areas of preschool education, literacy, mental health, captioning technology in educational settings, theory of mind and updates in classroom amplification.