ERIC Number: ED250404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
President Signs Technical Amendments Bill for Chapters 1 and 2.
Federal Education Project Newsletter, p1-6 Dec 1983-Jan 1984
The President has recently signed a package of technical amendments for Chapters 1 and 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981. Among the new provisions are a number which restore some of the targeting flexibility authorizations lost with the creation of Chapter 1. One of the most significant new provisions requires State education agencies to conduct an evaluation of the Chapter 1 programs at least once every two years, and another calls for a national assessment of the Chapter 1 program to be conducted by the Secretary of Education. The "all such children" clause has been deleted from the law in order to remove ambiguity about which children are entitled to special assistance from the school district. Parent involvement in the program is clarified and strengthened by the new legislation; local education agencies are required to have policies assuring parental consultation in the planning, development, and operation of programs. Technical amendments to Chapter 2 contain provisions that strengthen and reinforce local, as opposed to State, control over the use of Chapter 2 funds. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2