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ERIC Number: ED234496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Educational Governance in the States: A Status Report on State Boards of Education, Chief State School Officers, and State Education Agencies.
Lewis, Carol J.
Summarizing data from a nationwide survey, this report describes the diverse state educational governance systems and administrative structures as of summer 1982. Chapters on state boards of education, chief school officers, and education agencies present legal, fiscal, staffing, and program data through tables and text and offer historical information. The background, present situation, and anticipated establishment of state coordinating agencies for higher education are outlined. General information on statewide organizational patterns and finance for public education is given with an emphasis on states' interaction with school districts. Noted in the brief summary is the progress of state departments of education through traditional statistical, regulatory, and supervisory periods into new roles of leadership. A selected bibliography is included. Over half the report consists of appendixes, including narrative information on each state's board of education, chief school officer, and education agency; organizational charts for state education agencies; directories of public information officers and organizations of state agency personnel; and a sample data collection survey. (MJL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Personnel Data, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Government, State Legislation, State Officials, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statistical Surveys
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.