ERIC Number: ED350379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Program Improvement and Innovation across the States. An Overview and State Profiles.
This publication presents compilations and an overview of state profiles describing Chapter 1 program improvement and innovation efforts across the states. Chapter 1 is a provision of the federal Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988. This report reviews key aspects of implementation of the 1988 Amendments on a state-by-state basis for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Following an introduction and highlights of the publication, an overview section presents a detailed argument for supporting the full implementation and funding of the 1988 Amendments by discussing state and local standards, state technical assistance to schools, coordination with regular classrooms and successful models, existing program improvement, joint plans, funding, schoolwide projects, and statewide coordination. The bulk of the report consists of reports for each state that contain the following data: (1) tabulated data representing the Chapter 1 participation and funding summary (participation levels in school year 1990-91, Chapter 1 services by grade span in school year 1990-91, and state funding levels by school year) and the Chapter 1 program improvement summary (the number of schools in program improvement in school year 1991-92 and statewide minimum standards for improvement); (2) a description of Chapter 1 program improvement; (3) an outline of additional Chapter 1 innovation and reform efforts; and (3) an overview of ways of making a difference school by school (description of one successful schoolwide project in the respective state). Included are 11 references and 2 data tables in 2 appendixes. (JB)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Geographic Distribution, National Surveys, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Public Policy, School Restructuring, State Programs, State Surveys
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1