‘No Child’ boosts funding

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Chicago schools, public and nonpublic
combined, will have an extra $76 million to spend this school
year under the 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act, called No Child Left Behind. Funding will rise
to $318.8 million, from $243 million, or 31 percent, according
to CPS budgets for 2001-02 and 2002-03. The following are major
categories with significant increases.*
Category
2001-02
2002-03
Low-income students
$175.8
$272.2
Language acquisition
3.8
11.0
Discretionary
5.1
10.0
Technology
7.2
8.3
Reading First
5.0
7.5
Community schools
NA
6.2
Safe, drug-free schools
4.0
5.0
*Selected sections in millions, rounded
Source: CPS final FY02, FY03 budgets, online.