News in Brief: A Washington Roundup

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints

Officials Issue Call for School Data

States must submit school spending and attendance calculations to the federal government by Sept. 2, the Department of Education announced this month.

States may file preliminary data with the Bureau of the Census for early review before then, but the final numbers must be forwarded to the bureau by the September deadline, the department said in a May 2 Federal Register notice.

The Census Bureau collects and analyzes states' annual attendance figures and per-pupil spending amounts for the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics.

The numbers, along with child-poverty data, are plugged into the formula used to calculate states' allocations under the $7.1 billion Title I program as well as several smaller federal programs for schools.

Average attendance figures from the current school year will be used to determine states' grants for the 1998-99 school year.

Drug-Free-Schools Competition Announced

The Education Department is seeking applicants for its 1997 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities grants.

In a May 6 Federal Register notice, department officials announced two grant competitions open to schools and state education agencies.

The department is expected to make about six grants ranging from $250,000 to $450,000 each for projects that replicate effective programs or strategies to prevent youth drug use, violent behavior, or both. In addition, federal officials plan to award 10 grants of $400,000 to $600,000 each for efforts by state and local education agencies to collect data on prevention of drug abuse and violence.

The application deadline for both competitions is Aug. 1. Applications will be available June 13.

For more information, call (202) 260-3954, or reach the department via the Internet at [email protected].

Web Only

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories





Sponsor Insights

Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Building Community for Social Good

5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

SEE MORE Insights >