The Center on Education Policy (CEP) released its sixth report on annual allocations to states and school districts under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The report, Title I Funds – Who’s Gaining and Who’s Losing: School Year 2008-09 Update, finds that about $1 billion will be available for the 2008-09 school year to assist schools identified for improvement under No Child Left Behind.
This is more than double the $434 million available during the 2007-08 school year.
The report also finds that funding continues to fluctuate because of annual census estimates of the numbers of low-income children in each school district, with one state estimating an increase in low-income children of more than 30 percent last year and a decrease of 9 percent this year.
Changes in the Title I formula made in 2002, meant to target more funds to the highest-poverty districts, have only provided somewhat more funds to these districts, the report also finds.
To view the entire report, click here.
Source: The Center on Education Policy
Filed under: Uncategorized on September 23rd, 2008