Education for the Disadvantaged: Analysis of 1994 ESEA Title I Amendments under P.L. 103-382. CRS Report for Congress.Report as inadecuate




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In October 1994 the President signed into law H.R. 6, P.L. 103-382, the Improving America's Schools Act (IASA). Impacts of the IASA, which extends and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and related federal legislation, including the Title I program of aid for the education of disadvantaged children, are explored. More funds will be targeted for high poverty schools, and more programs will be operated on a schoolwide basis. Rules of participation for disabled or limited-English-proficient students are simplified, and coordination of education with other social and health services for students is encouraged. Funds can be used to support programs of choice among public Title I schools. More professional development is encouraged, and more extensive planning is required from states and local education agencies. The revised Title I will encourage greater parental involvement, and will authorize two types of national assessments of Title I and its effects, along with discretionary grants to demonstrate new approaches to educating the disadvantaged. Some minor adjustments are made to participation by private schools. Five tables, two of which are in the appendix, summarize changes and new approaches. An appendix provides data related to effort and equity factors for the incentive grant formula. (SLD)

Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Poverty, Public Schools











Author: Riddle, Wayne C.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12477&id=ED385625







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