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, "Student enrollment dips during pandemic mean Texas schools will lose millions without state policy change," 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, "Tomball Chamber meets to talk upcoming legislative session," 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, "Alabama’s K-12 schools: Here’s what we know right now," 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, "The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate," 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, "The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate," 17 Mar. 2019 The boy was awarded 1,200 hours of compensatory education at $60 per hour. Philly.com, "Feds: Fake tutor defrauded Philly schools of nearly $100K," 11 Dec. 2017

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Compensatory education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compensatory%20education. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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