compensatory education

noun

: 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 The system created 124 new positions to target behavioral health needs at the 14 schools with the highest concentration of compensatory education students last school year, using $11.3 million in new state compensatory education funding, according to the document. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2024 Blueprint’s many ambitious initiatives include universal prekindergarten for low-income families, improving career readiness for high school graduates, and shifting resources to better serve students eligible for compensatory education. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 21 May 2024 The state law’s many ambitious initiatives include universal prekindergarten for low-income families, improving career readiness for high school graduates, and shifting resources to better serve students eligible for compensatory education. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 11 Jan. 2024 The Maryland State Department of Education in October submitted a 71-page report to the General Assembly outlining the methodology for calculating the state’s compensatory education and concentration of poverty funding using a neighborhood tier system. Lillian Reed, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2023 The agreement also calls for the district to designate an administrator to implement a plan for compensatory education, convene teams to assess whether students were not provided appropriate education and determine the services necessary to remedy deficits. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Per Fairfax’s resolution agreement with the department, the district will designate an administrator to oversee the creation and implementation of a plan to provide compensatory education to students with disabilities. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of compensatory education was in 1965

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“Compensatory education.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compensatory%20education. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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