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State Investments in Education and Other Children's Services [microform] : Case Studies of Financing Innovations / Ira Cutler and Others
Bib ID 5593480
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Cutler, Ira
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
91 p. 

This report presents case studies from seven states showing how state governments are: (1) responding to demands for more efficient and effective delivery of children's services; (2) taking on additional responsibilities formerly handled at the federal level; and (3) passing on added responsibilities to the local level (school districts, local government, dedicated collaboratives, and neighborhood partnerships). The first section of the report discusses progress among the states in financing reform, points to many differences in approach, and notes recurring and cross-cutting themes in each state. This section concludes with observations and a list of critical, ongoing challenges for states as they continue reform efforts in the delivery of children's services. The responses of policymakers and selected education and service initiatives in California, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, and Wisconsin are highlighted. State reports are based on interviews with major observers (key state leaders, officials and advocates) and reviews of relevant written materials. For each state there is a report, beginning with a summary, followed by a formatted illustration page, "At a Glance," showing government structure, budget process, fiscal capacity, demographics, revenues, expenditures, and resources for education and other children's services. Each state section also includes an introduction to the state's efforts to reform the financing and delivery of children's services, descriptions of specific programs, discussions of salient issues, and overall observations. (ET)


Availability: The Finance Project, 1341 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005.

ERIC Note: For related documents, see PS 024 083 and EA 027 530.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Agency Cooperation.  |  Budgets.  |  Case Studies.  |  Community Programs.  |  Coordination.  |  Delivery Systems.  |  Economic Factors.  |  Educational Economics.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Federal Aid.  |  Finance Reform.  |  Financial Support.  |  Fiscal Capacity.  |  Health Services.  |  Integrated Services.  |  Resource Allocation.  |  Social Services.  |  State Aid.  |  State Surveys.  |  Financial Analysis  |  California Kentucky Local Control Local Planning and Assessment Process Local Planning and Budgeting Model Localization (Administrative) Michigan North Carolina Oregon Service Delivery Assessment Service Quality Vermont Wisconsin
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Finance Project, Washington, DC
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