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Padilla, Christine; And Others – 1994
Chapter 2 of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is a formula grant program designed to support educational improvement. The intent of the Chapter 2 program is to make funds available for state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to improve elementary/secondary education, meet the special educational…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Cage, Bob N.; Hardin, Dawn – 1991
The Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) Dropout Intervention Strategy Program (1990-1991) was designed to train administrators and teachers in junior high schools to recognize, treat, and relate to at-risk students who have been identified as potential school dropouts. The 13 participating schools were identified as having potentially high…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, College School Cooperation, Counseling Techniques
Becnel, Shirley – 1991
Six classroom research-based instructional projects funded under Chapter 2 are described, and their outcomes are summarized. The projects each used computer hardware and software in the classroom setting. The projects and their salient points include: (1) the Science Technology Project, in which 48 teachers and 2,847 students in 18 schools used…
Descriptors: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Compensatory Education, Computer Software Evaluation
Reynolds, Arthur J. – 1990
This study investigated factors that play a role in the fading effects of prekindergarten programs for economically disadvantaged children. The school adjustment of 1,284 low-income, minority children in prekindergarten and kindergarten programs funded by the government (i.e., Child Parent Center; Head Start) was traced through the third year of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Early Experience, Economically Disadvantaged
Nelson, Lewis M., Jr. – 1983
This document suggests how state boards of education can get a fair share of block grant monies from the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981. States' decisions regarding distribution of block grant monies involve three significant characteristics: (1) almost all states keep 20 percent of the grant (the maximum allowed) at the state…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Board of Education Role, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education
Long, John V.; De Vito, Pasquale J. – 1984
This paper examines the changes that have occurred in the distribution and expenditures of funds in Rhode Island as a result of the change from categorical to block grant funding. Data were collected from the state education agency and each local education agency (LEA). Data on fiscal years 1982, 1983, and 1984 expenditures in and administration…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Block Grants, Categorical Aid, Educational Administration
Anderson, Janice K. – 1983
The purposes of this paper are (1) to describe background and current content of the Agenda for the United States Department of Education's assessment of the Chapter 2 block grant; (2) to stimulate discussion of the structure and approaches proposed; and (3) to solicit ideas and comments from state, local and university researchers. To meet these…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid
Townsel, Alvin H. – 1982
It is too soon to know the effect of federal block grants on education, but one can speculate on their implications for fiscal management by looking at past block grant programs, examining the statutory provisions, and analyzing data available on states and cities. Past federal block grants have involved health, crime, community development,…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Henderson, Anne – 1985
In 1984 the Education Department (ED) began to monitor state education agencies' (SEA) administration of the education block grant known as "Chapter 2." ED staff visited 21 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and found many serious problems among the SEAs and local education agencies (LEAs). The problems are divided into…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Principles, Block Grants, Compliance (Legal)
Doyle, Denis P. – 1982
The current trend toward deregulation of education at the federal level will not prove particularly significant if deregulation does not also occur at the state level. The Reagan administration's handling of deregulation has been clumsy, slow, inappropriate, and apparently guided by motivations other than the easing of administrative burdens.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Regulation
Egelston, Richard L. – 1986
This paper reports on an evaluation of implementation strategies of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA), Chapter 2 in New York State. It documents the origin of the state plan and how New York State education agencies coordinated their efforts to distribute ECIA local assistance and competitive grant monies to school districts…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Block Grants, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, Marilyn L. – School Library Media Quarterly, 1988
This statement in support of Education Consolidation Improvement Act reauthorization discusses six topics related to school libraries: (1) purpose of school libraries; (2) research supporting need for school libraries; (3) current status; (4) funding realities; (5) deteriorating book collections; and (6) impact of federal aid. An American Library…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Hearings
McBeath, Marcia; Hoffman, Gilbert L. – 1984
This study was conducted (1) to determine the effects of the change, under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA), from categorical grants to block grants in the District of Columbia, and (2) to compare these local effects with the findings of other nationwide studies. The first half of the paper is a review of reports…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Categorical Aid, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
Guerrero, Janis K. – 1995
The Chapter 2-Carnegie Middle School Project was designed to develop educational programming and to provide appropriate services to advanced and gifted learners within the restricted middle school environment. This study examined the extent to which trained teachers could effectively implement advanced instructional techniques and curricula for…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum Design, Heterogeneous Grouping, Instructional Development
Simon, Paul – 1985
The effects of cuts in the federal education budget during the Reagan Administration and the outlook for the future for education programs during the next 4 years are discussed in this speech by a U. S. Senator. The current status of the following programs is compared to their status in 1980: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, bilingual education, vocational…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Block Grants, Compensatory Education, Educational Trends
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