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Document Number: 7026

Private Schools: An Action Guide for Parents and Communities - Since the passing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965, private school students have had access to federal funding for secular education services through a provision called the "child benefit theory" which allows private and religious school students to receive funding of services under Title I without violating the church-state provisions of the First Amendment. NCLB has made some changes from the original ESEA. This brief focuses on the following major NCLB provisions related to private school student participation: student eligibility; equitable funding; role of the local school district; parent involvement; assessment of private school students; and bypass provision. (Public Education Network, July 2006) ...

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