compensatory education

noun

Definition of compensatory education

: educational programs intended to make up for experiences (such as cultural experiences) lacked by disadvantaged children

Examples of compensatory education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If districts are missing students who qualify for compensatory education funding, that money isn’t available. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, 31 Oct. 2020 Landin said the Greater Houston Partnership would be focused on preserving HB 3 passed last session, which helped implement literacy programs, compensatory education and teacher incentives. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2020 However, education officials are still looking for guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, and compensatory education (meaning making up for any knowledge or skills lost) could be needed for students receiving special education. al, 24 Mar. 2020 Since 1980 the federal government has spent almost $500 billion (in 2017 dollars) on compensatory education and another $250 billion on Head Start programs for low-income preschoolers. Eric A. Hanushek And, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2019 Since 1980 the federal government has spent almost $500 billion (in 2017 dollars) on compensatory education and another $250 billion on Head Start programs for low-income preschoolers. Eric A. Hanushek And, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2019 The boy was awarded 1,200 hours of compensatory education at $60 per hour. Philly.com, 11 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'compensatory education.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of compensatory education

1965, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About compensatory education

Time Traveler for compensatory education

Time Traveler

The first known use of compensatory education was in 1965

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near compensatory education

compensatory damages

compensatory education

compensatory interest

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for compensatory education

Cite this Entry

“Compensatory education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compensatory%20education. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on compensatory education

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about compensatory education

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!