Private Schools, Public Funds: Providing Title I Services to Private School Children
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Private Schools, Public Funds: Providing Title I Services to Private School Children outlines the basic "equitable services" requirements for private school students established under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (now known as the No Child Left Behind Act). This includes a look back at the mandate's 40-year history, how the level of funding must be calculated, the ins and outs of how to best conduct consultation between public and private school officials, how to determine which private school children are eligible, the kinds of allowable services, and related accountability expectations.
Failure to properly implement equitable services for private school children is perennially one of the top monitoring findings by the U.S. Department of Education. Private Schools, Public Funds: Providing Title I Services to Private School Children will help you avoid the pitfalls and ensure effective cooperation between public schools and private schools in delivering supplemental services to needy private school children.
- Basic program requirements
- "How To" articles
- A copy of U.S. Department of Education Title I private schools guidance
- The "how to" pieces include a look at the 10 most common mistakes in providing services to private school children
- Suggestions for evaluating a Title I program for private school children
- A "nuts and bolts" look at the process for contracting with third-party service providers
- Four common mistakes made when contracting with outside vendors
- An exploration of how multiple federal programs can be blended to provide professional development to non-private school instructors serving private school children
- And more!
- Determining Equitability
- Consultation Between Public and Private Schools
- Provision of Services to Eligible Students
- Deriving the Allocation for Private School Students
- Staff Qualifications and Accountability
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Kristen Tosh Cowan, Esq., is nationally recognized for her expertise in the area of federal education law. As a partner with the law firm of Brustein & Manasevit, Ms. Cowan has primarily focused her work on audit and compliance issues within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, most recently reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Ms. Cowan advises states, school districts, and post-secondary schools on compliance with these programs, as well as the complex administrative rules of various federal agencies. Ms. Cowan has also worked closely with private industry concerning nonpublic schools, charter schools, and third-party contractors. Ms. Cowan received her bachelor's degree in public policy from Duke University in 1990 and graduated with honors from the American University, Washington College of Law in 1993. A native of Beaver, PA, Ms. Cowan is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
Charles J. Edwards is Executive Editor of Thompson Information Services' federal education publications. Mr. Edwards has over 25 years of experience writing about education and education-related topics, including Title I, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and regulations governing administration of federal programs for public schools. Most recently, he co-authored Federal Education Grants Management, the only book devoted specifically to the unique requirements of U.S. Department of Education grants. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1976 with a B.A. in history (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa).