ERIC Number: ED033459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
History of Title I ESEA.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I is to provide financial assistance to local educational agencies serving areas with concentrations of educationally disadvantaged children from low-income families. This document explains the administrative structure necessary to impliment Title I programs on national, State, and local levels and the formula used in determining allocations. Amendments to the original legislation have broadened the provisions for eligibility and these are listed. The Commissioner of Education is responsible for determining the annual allocation of Title I funds to eligible county and State education agencies, although this law places direct responsibility for administering and implementing Title I on State education agencies. The local education agencies develop and implement approved projects identifying the educationally disadvantaged children and their special needs. Evaluating Title I projects has evolved from the overlapping surveys of earlier years to a comprehensive and systematic process that by 1967, used standardized data. The impact of the Title I operation can be noted in tables that illustrate the shift of expenditures away from equipment and construction in 1966 toward more actual instruction and services in 1967-68. (LN)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Financial Policy, Grants, History, Low Income Groups, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Project Applications, Public Schools, Resource Allocation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I