ERIC Number: ED370218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinating Committee on Education-Related Federal Equipment. Interim Report.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
Executive Order 12821 encourages Federal departments and agencies to assist elementary and secondary educational institutions with mathematics and science education programs to meet the National Education Goals. The Executive Order established a committee responsible for assessing the availability of education-related Federal equipment and mechanisms for notifying and transferring equipment to elementary and secondary schools. The committee's goals, and the purpose of this report, are to develop guidelines that will help implement the Executive Order by Federal Agencies. The recommended criteria for distributing surplus and excess materials are that preference will be given to those schools that serve the poorest students, and to those schools that lack access to adequate outside resources. The committee identified three methods by which Federal agencies can transfer mathematical and scientific equipment to schools: direct transfer, donation program, and expedited education-related transfers. Applications of these methods are explained. Other issues discussed include supply and demand, getting the word out, defining education-related Federal equipment, and property availability/barriers. Four pilot projects are briefly described. Appendices list the committee members, state agencies for surplus property, and chief state school officers. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
Identifiers: Federal Equipment; National Education Goals 1990