ERIC Number: ED263249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Changes under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. United States House of Representatives, 99th Congress, 1st Session. Serial No. 99-B.
Dougherty, John Chrysostom, IV
This Congressional report focuses on how States are implementing the largest of the Federal elementary and secondary grant programs, Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA). Much of the information provided in the report, which consists of eight chapters, was derived from interviews with State Chapter 1 directors. Chapter 1 gives a brief history of TItle I and of some of the events that led to the passage of ECIA. Chapter 2 describes changes that have occurred under ECIA in the division of responsibility between the Department of Education and the States. Chapter 3 examines how school districts select schools and children to serve under the program. Chapter 4 looks at States' enforcement of the provisions in Chapter 1 that ensure that Federal funds are spent on the children for whom they are intended. Chapter 5 provides a brief examination of States' and school districts' evaluation practices. Chapter 6 focuses on State monitoring of Chapter 1 projects and State technical assistance to districts to improve program quality. Chapter 7 examines the decline in parent involvement that has occurred in many States and discusses practical ways of increasing that involvement. The end of each of these chapters presents a summary of recommendations. Finally, Chapter 8 discusses conclusions and presents recommendations. It argues against proposals to freeze Chapter 1; calls for increased Federal guidance; recommends funding efforts to improve program quality; and proposes strengthening Chapter 1's parent involvement provisions. Two appendices present the study questionnaire for State Chapter 1 directors and a list of interviews with the directors. (KH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1