ERIC Number: ED165979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-12
Reference Count: N/A
Part 17: Title I, State Migrant Program. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 95th Congress, 1st Session on H.R. 15--To Extend for Five Years Certain Elementary, Secondary, and Other Education Programs (October 12, 1977).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Aspects of the Title I migrant education program were explored at a hearing regarding sections of H.R. 15, a bill to extend several elementary and secondary programs which expire at the end of fiscal year 1978. The panel of nine witnesses testifying included supervisors or directors of migrant education from four states as well as representatives from the National Education Association, the National Child Labor Committee, the Interstate Migrant Education Task Force, the Migrant Branch of the U.S. Office of Education, and the Migrant Student Record Transfer System. While the witnesses applauded Congressional efforts on behalf of migrant education and described the successful aspects of certain programs, they made numerous recommendations to improve the Title I program. Their recommendations include (1) coordination and cooperation between federal agencies to establish a uniform definition of "migrant", to set consistent eligibility requirements, and to assure a more uniform delivery of services; (2) coordination and cooperation between state educational programs to provide curriculum consistency as the children move from state to state; (3) expansion of funding beyond the 5 to 17 year age level to include day care and nursery school facilities for children from 0 to 5 years of age, and to create educational opportunities for the 18 to 21 age group. Testimony, prepared statements and supporting materials are included in this document. (DS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Day Care Centers, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Government Role, Hearings, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Online Systems, Poverty, Resource Allocation, Transient Children
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I