After a bomb hits their London school in the winter of 1941 and their father is severely wounded in battle, the Bennetts start a new life in sleepy Dorset, England. It is the summer of 1942 and they are enjoying their summer vacation from school when someone starts letting a local pig escape his enclosure and wreak havoc in the village. The Bennett children and Kate, no strangers to adventure, along with Zorro their dog, decide to investigate. While looking into this petty crime they stumble across a much more sinister one which could have serious consequences for the war and their own safety. Follow the Bennetts, Kate and Zorro as they help the war effort on a farm and create their own detective agency, all while a sinister figure is at work, aiding the enemy.
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) authorises federal aid to local educational agencies (LEAs) for the education of disadvantaged children. Title I-A grants provide supplementary educational and related services to low-achieving and other pupils attending pre-kindergarten through grade 12 schools with relatively high concentrations of pupils from low-income families. In recent years, they have also become a "vehicle" to which a number of requirements affecting broad aspects of public K-12 education for all pupils have been attached as a condition for receiving Title I-A grants. This book examines the formulas used to allocate Title I-A funds to states, LEAs, and schools. These formulas are used to allocate funds not only under the largest federal K-12 education program, but also several other ESEA and non-ESEA programs under which grants are made in proportion to ESEA Title I-A allocations.
There is a gap between the hope for improved social conditions in post-apartheid South Africa and the grim reality of black life there is especially striking for South African children who face serious threats to their health and development as a consequence of poverty, racism, violence, and residual social inequality. "Mandela's Children" presents the contrasting conditions of "hope and peril" that characterize life in South African families, schools, and communities. Using empirical data and qualitative case studies, the authors analyze and discuss research on children's behavioral, emotional, and academic development and how they are influenced by community violence, household poverty and family functioning. This discussion is balanced by one that considers the competence, health and resilience of South African children.
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