Legislative Action Team Advisory

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Report on Federal Funds to Improve Schools by CEP

A SHELL GAME: FEDERAL FUNDS TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS This report by the Center on Education Policy describes how funds are made available under the No Child Left Behind Act specifically for activities in schools identified for improvement. CEP found that because of inadequate NCLB appropriations and because of a "hold harmless" provision in the law that prevents school districts from losing Title I funds as a result of the reservation, improvement funds are insufficient in many states to do the job of assisting schools. CEP also found that to meet the reservation without violating the hold harmless, many states must take money away from school districts that were slated to receive increased Title I allocations because of their larger numbers of low-income children.

Report: http://www.cep-dc.org/titlei/TitleISchoolImpFundJan2006.pdf
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