ERIC Number: ED334300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
S.720. A Bill To Provide Financial Assistance to Eligible Local Educational Agencies To Improve Urban Education, and for Other Purposes. 102d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document comprises a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate to provide Federal aid to urban schools determined to be most in need of financial assistance. The proposed legislation, which, if enacted is to be called the "Urban Schools of America (USA) Act of 1991," also allocates funds for research in urban education. The purpose of the Act is to accomplish the following: (1) assist urban schools in meeting national education goals; (2) improve the educational and social well-being of urban public school children; (3) close the achievement gap between urban and non-urban school children, while improving the achievement level of all children nationally; (4) renovate and repair urban school buildings and facilities; (5) conduct coordinated research on urban education problems, solutions, and promising practices; (6) improve the nation's global economic and educational competitiveness by improving its urban schools; (7) encourage community, parent, and business collaboration in the improvement of urban schools; and (8) review regulations the simplification of which might improve the achievement of urban school children. The bill includes 18 findings by Congress and is divided into the following major sections: Title I, "Urban School Improvement"; Title II, "School Building Repair and Renovation"; Title III, "Urban School Research"; and Title IV, "General Provisions." (AF)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Inner City, Needs Assessment, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, Student Needs, Student Welfare, Urban Schools
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.