ERIC Number: ED339763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Program Improvement and Innovation across the States: An Overview and Survey Excerpts.
National Association of State Coordinators of Compensatory Education, Middletown, CT.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This compilation presents narratives describing Chapter 1 program improvement and innovation efforts across the nation at state and local levels. The survey responses summarized in this report were submitted by State Coordinators of Compensatory Education. Responses were received from 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The United States is now in the second school year of full implementation of the Hawkins Stafford Amendments of 1988. In 1989-90, states and localities had identified 6,300 schools (nearly 12 percent of Chapter 1 schools) as needing improvement. Preliminary data for 1990-91 suggest that close to 9,000 schools may be developing or implementing program improvements. A critical concern has been how to implement improvements with limited funds. Chapter 1 schools are also benefiting from innovation stimulated through Chapter 1 improvement. Narrative summaries for 26 states discuss program improvement and innovation. Such details as the number of schools involved, proportional expenditures, and staff and school objectives are included. Many narratives highlight improvement and innovation in particular cities or school districts. (SLD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, High Risk Students, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, School Districts, State Programs, State Surveys, Supplementary Education, Urban Areas, Urban Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Coordinators of Compensatory Education, Middletown, CT.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hawkins Stafford Act 1988