ERIC Number: ED038482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-15
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The Urban Education Program, 1968-69: A Report of Program Activity Submitted to the New York State Legislature.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Evaluation.
The major thrust of this program was the establishment of Quality Incentive Grants for urban school districts with a high concentration of disadvantaged youth qualifying under the provisions of ESEA Title I. Two new units, the Office of Urban Education and the Bureau of Urban Programs Evaluation, were established within the State Department of Education to supervise the monitoring of project operation and the evaluation of project effectiveness. In the 1968-69 fiscal year, despite the difficulties encountered relating to lateness of funding allocations, problems centered around the membership of the Community Advisory Boards, and the teacher strike in the case of New York City, the Quality Incentive Projects administered by Central Board authorities were successfully implemented. Some of the recommendations suggested are: (1) that commitments for funding should be made at least a year in advance of the anticipated initiation of project operations; (2) that in New York City, procedures should be established to provide adequate notice of fund allocation to decentralized district projects; (3) that the community advisory board role should be more carefully delineated; and, (4) that additional funds be allocated to the State Education Department for inservice training of Urban Education Project planning personnel. Tables appended provide statistical data for the school districts throughout the State. (RJ)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrators, Advisory Committees, Community Involvement, Community Role, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Research, Financial Problems, Incentive Grants, Inservice Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School District Spending, Urban Education
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Evaluation.