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ERIC Number: ED541872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
DCPS Plan for Federal Stimulus Funds in FY 2010 & 2011: $75.65M
District of Columbia Public Schools
Two years ago, the problems of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) were so significant that many believed the system was beyond repair. According to the 2007 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), only eight percent of eighth graders were on grade level in math, and 12 percent were in reading. With achievement gaps between black and white students at 70 percent in some schools and subject areas, and over 50 percent district-wide, many believed that students in Washington, DC just were not up to the task of learning. Understanding that the rights of children to a quality education cannot be compromised, with stimulus support DCPS is better able to protect children from these very difficult times by protecting their education, the most powerful strategy for ensuring future prosperity. For FY 2010 and FY 2011, DCPS has divided the $75.65M of stimulus funds into four primary focus areas to continue this effort: (1) Title I Funds to Support Innovation and Yield Academic Growth: $16.95M; (2) Title I Required Set-Asides: $6.3M; (3) Reforming Special Education: IDEA Stimulus Funds, $13.1M; and (4) State Stabilization to Preserve Jobs: Innovative Approaches to Increased Equity and Resources $39.3M. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress