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The Florida Migrant Education Program: An analysis of programmatic and expenditure practices
by Murray, Robert W., Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2010, 178; 3420063
Abstract (Summary)

The Migrant Education Program was enacted by Congress in 1966 as an amendment to the Elementary and Second Education Act of 1965. Today Title 1, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides funding to states and subsequently to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide educational programs and services to children of migratory farm workers. These funds are intended to enable these unique children to have access to state standards-based curriculum and to find success on standards-based assessments. This study examined the LEA utilization of funds awarded to the State of Florida under Title 1, Part C, from AY2007–09, identified the specific activities implemented by LEAs to meet the unique educational needs of the migrant students, and analyzed the impact of total student membership, total migrant entitlement, and concentration of migrant students relative to the total LEA student membership on the utilization of the funding. The study demonstrated that the Federal Office of Migrant Education policies and rules promulgated by the State of Florida channel funding away from educational activities for the students to non-academic expenditures.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sughrue, Jennifer
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 71/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Education finance, Multicultural Education, Education Policy
Keywords: E.S.E.A., Expenditure, Florida, Migrant Education Program, Title I, Title I, Part C funding
Publication Number: 3420063
ISBN: 978-1-124-15347-6
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