Case Study Research Question #4:
Sources of Financial Support for the Reform at the Middle Grades
|SOURCE||GRAHAM AND PARKS||HANSHAW||HORACE MANN||WIGGS|
|Federal||TERC is funded by NSF.
|Chapter 1||Project 2061 is nationally funded. Teachers at Horace Mann receive stipends and inservices are supported. The discretionary budget for Horace Mann is $7000; some activities are funded by the local 2061 office outside of this budget.||The district has Eisenhower and NSF grants. NSF funds are used to support the development of integrated science curriculum models; this work is in partnership with UTEP.|
|State||State compensatory (EIA)||Horace Mann receives $119,000 annually to implement their restructuring plan; this is a state Restructuring Demonstration Grant (SB1274).||State compensatory funds ($750,000) and bilingual education funds ($750,000) combine with local funds to pay for reduced class size. They also pay bilingual and ESL teachers a $1000 stipend.|
|District||"Cambridge has a high per pupil expenditure."||Funds for extra class period (extended day) as a school that is highly impacted with LEP students||HM receives $480,000 annually in consent decree funds.||Local funds ($1,500,000) account for 50% of the "excess cost funding" that allows Wiggs to reduce class sizes in the LAMP program and pay bilingual and ESL teachers a $1000 stipend.|
|External Partner||TERC (see federal)||Susan Kovalik and Associates||Project 2061 (see federal)||UTEP provides training and equipment; they are able to do this with funding from national grants (i.e., NSF).|