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Resources to Provide Tutoring to Children in Need March 27, 2007

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback
Under President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, faith-based and community organizations are eligible to receive federal funds to provide extra academic help to students in certain schools that need improvement. These supplemental educational services are additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools. Services must be provided outside of the regular school day and may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation, and other educational interventions.
Providers of supplemental services may include nonprofit entities, for-profit entities, local educational agencies, public schools, public charter schools, private schools, public or private institutions of higher education, and faith-based organizations. Organizations must apply to state departments of education to become an approved provider. The funding for this program is not a grant, but organizations receive a fee-for-service through a contract with local school districts.
Many states are currently accepting applications or will be accepting applications in the next few months. If you are interested in learning how to become an approved provider in your state, please contact your state SES coordinator. Some state deadlines have already passed; however, you may be able to obtain information about the next application window.
In an effort to provide technical assistance to organizations interested in becoming approved providers of supplemental educational services, the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives has posted a comprehensive Web site that includes:
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
U.S. Department of Education
(202) 219-1741
(800) USA-LEARN
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