ERIC Number: ED088974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The New York State Annual Evaluation Report for 1968-69 Fiscal Year. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965--Title I.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Evaluation.
In accordance with the legislative requirements of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, the New York State Education Department continued in its efforts to fulfill its administrative responsibilities relative to the Act in assisting local school districts to establish programs designed to increase the educational achievement of educationally disadvantaged children residing in areas of concentration of families of low income. Of the 3,397,413 children enrolled in public schools, 16.3 percent were Title I participants while 17.5 percent of 872,717 nonpublic school enrollment received Title I services. The New York State Title I grant for local school aid was 113,600,524 dollars of which 66 percent was allocated to New York City, nine percent to Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers, and the remaining 25 percent to the other 702 participating districts. The major emphasis of Title I programs was on the improvement of reading skills (1249 programs) and, secondarily, on the provision of pupil services (554 programs). Other programs emphasized were art, English as a second language, mathematics, preschool education, and speech therapy. The major changes in administrative structure in 1968-69 were the creation of State task forces to reexamine the State's educational goals; and the efforts of the Division of Evaluation to coordinate local, State, and Federal reporting by assisting in the development and implementation of an improved Federal program reporting system. As a result of statistical studies, several interesting facts came to light, e.g., it became obvious that Title I's greatest effect was on the younger child. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I