ERIC Number: ED428429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive School Reform: Allocating Federal Funds.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This booklet is designed to assist state leaders as they develop their process for allocating funds to schools. It suggests components of a state-allocation process that are based on research and field experience with successfully implemented comprehensive school-reform (CSR) models. The document provides guidelines for defining the eligibility of CSR plans and advises education leaders to decide which CSR models would best meet the needs of schools in their states by convening a statewide review panel to review programs and to evaluate a wide range of national and local CSR models. State leaders should ensure that schools and communities have and use good information to make informed choices about how to use federal funding, and state and district leaders should work together to create useful forums through which schools can explore reform models and make informed choices. Education leaders should also focus on school districts that support CSR models, and federal legislation instructs states to accept applications from districts interested in helping schools begin schoolwide reform. States are required to develop plans for evaluation and accountability for schools that receive grants, and this requirement encompasses accountability at all levels of implementation. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Guidelines, Program Guides, Resource Allocation
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427; Tel: 303-266-3692; Web site: http://www.ecs.org (Item no. AN-98-4; $2.50 plus $3 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.