Children and Youth Funding Report

Title I Funding

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(TITLE I) Most Title I Funding Goes to Teachers' Salary, Instructional Costs

In what may become part of the congressional debate over the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a new government report finds most of the Education Dept.'s (DoEd) Title I funding goes to pay the salaries of instructional personnel.   The Government Acco...

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(EDUCATION) DoEd's Title I Distribution Formula Highly Flawed

The distribution formula for the $14 billion Title I school improvement grants program is so badly flawed that many smaller schools would have been better off if the Title I poverty formulas never existed, rural school advocates says. Nearly one in four of the schools districts with the highest stu...

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(EDUCATION) Bill Would Revise Teacher Evaluations, Title I Funding

House lawmakers introduce a bill that would require states to oversee new systems for evaluating teachers and principals -- including consideration of "value added" estimates based on student scores. The bill, HR 6274, sponsored by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Susan Davis (D-CA) would force K-12 sc...

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(K-12 EDUCATION) DoEd Wants to Double Title I Family Engagement Funding

As part of its ongoing blueprint for education reform, the Education Dept. (DoEd) intends to double the amount of money, to about $270 million, that is available to school districts for family engagement programs. Education Secy. Arne Duncan also announced that DoEd is proposing to allow states to...

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(EDUCATION) Title I Formulas Outdated, Need Revisions

Children living in concentrated poverty are poorly served by the current labyrinthine funding scheme that distributes the Title I, Part A federal education funding, experts tell CYF. Title I, Part A is the program around which all other federal K-12 education programs revolve and they are distribut...

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(REFORM) Duncan Talks Specifics on $3.5B in School Improvement Funding

   Education Secretary Arne Duncan provides additional insights on the proposed requirements for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement grants, which were released in the Federal Register on Aug. 26. Title I School Improvement Grants are funded by $546 million in the FY 2009 appropria...

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(ARRA) DoEd to Add Data Points to Annual Per Pupil Expenditure Report

The Education Dept. (DoEd) is seeking clearance to add data points to the annual National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) to better track state per pupil expenditures (SPPE) used by Congress in allocating education funding like Title I and Impact Aid. Public Comment Deadline: Oct. 13. A...

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Another Stimulus Guidance, Title I Changes To Be Released Next Week

Education Secy. Arne Duncan says Education Dept. (DoEd) officials next week will issue more guidance on the stimulus package funding measure. The guidance will more clearly spell out how the department wants states to distribute American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars to local district...

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DoEd Says that States Will Receive Half of Title I Funds By End of March

Local educational agencies (LEAs) will have 50% of the Title I funding offered by the new stimulus law (PL 111-5) by the end of March, the Education Dept. (DoEd) says. The stimulus law provides $10 billion for Title I endeavors. The funds will be awarded under each state's existing approved Elemen...

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School Improvement Funds Available under Title I More Than Double

Poverty ridden elementary and secondary schools which are struggling to meet new federal guidelines will be able to tap into $1 billion in federal school improvement funding in the 2008-09 school year, about double from last year, says a new analysis. The Center on Education Policy (CEP) report Tit...

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