ERIC Number: ED311141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 188, Massachusetts Public School Improvement Act of 1985. A Snapshot of Program Implementation as of June 30, 1988.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Grant funds totaling over $136 million were awarded during fiscal year 1988 to 408 Massachusetts educational agencies, pursuant to the Massachusetts Public School Improvement Act (Chapter 188) and An Act Enhancing the Teaching Profession and Recognizing Educational Achievement (Chapter 727). Twelve grant programs reaching virtually every school in the State provided educational opportunities for at-risk students, support for teachers and administrators, encouragement for community and parent involvement, and enhancement of the curriculum. Formula grants received wide participation because local appropriating bodies had only to decide to accept them. Discretionary grants, which were awarded for program planning, expansion, and implementation, were competitive, and priority was given to districts with demonstrated need. Over two-thirds of Chapter 188 funds were distributed to urban centers, with the balance divided among rural and suburban communities. This report describes the programs that received grants. It also lists the local and regional academic and vocational districts, the educational collaboratives, the independent vocational schools, the county agricultural schools, and the collaborations for gifted and talented students that received grants for these programs, and the dollar amount of the grant, indicated by program expenditure. Appended are a list of Department of Education publications on Chapter 188, and a list of the Chapter 188 program contacts. The report includes 15 tables and 9 figures. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts