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school and society


Block Grants Federal monies provided to states and school districts with few restrictions for use.
Principal The individual who has the ultimate administrative responsibility for the schools operation.
state tuition tax-credit plans A variation on school voucher programs in which parents are give tax credits for money they spend on private-school tuition.
categorical grants Monies targeted for specific groups and designated purposes.
school district An administrative unit within a state, defined by geographical boundaries, and legally responsible for the publc education of children within those boundaries.
superintendent The school district's head administrative officer, along with his or her staff, responsible for implementing that policy in the districts schools.
charter schools Alternate schools that are independently operated but publically funded.
site-based decision making A school management reform movement that attempts to place increased responsibility for goverence at the indevidual school level.
voucher A check or written document that parents can use to purchase educational services.
homeschooling An educational option in which parents educate their children at home.
local school board A group of elected lay citizens responsible for setting policies that determine how a school district operates.
State Board of Education The legal governing body that exercises general control and supervision of the schools in a state.
State Office of Education Office responsible for implementing a states education policy on a day-to-day basis.
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