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Herman, Rebecca; Graczewski, Cheryl; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Murray, Matthew; Perez-Johnson, Irma; Tanenbaum, Courtney – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
The federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, to which $3 billion were allocated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), supports schools attempting to turn around a history of low performance. School turnaround also is a focus of Race to the Top (RTT), another ARRA-supported initiative, which involved a roughly $4…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Grants, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Smith, Nelson – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2013
As the challenges of education governance loom ever larger and the dysfunction and incapacity of the traditional K-12 system reveal themselves as major roadblocks to urgently needed reforms across that system, many have asked, "What's the alternative?" Part of the answer is the Recovery School District, a new state-created entity that…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, School Turnaround
US Department of Education, 2012
This paper describes Hawaii's progress in implementing a comprehensive and coherent approach to education reform from the time of application through June 30, 2011. In particular, it highlights key accomplishments over the reporting period in the four reform areas: standards and assessments, data systems to support instruction, great teachers and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Gains
Murphy, Patrick; Rainey, Lydia – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2012
This project examines how eight state education agencies engaged the charge of improving their lowest-performing schools. The states examined are among the most active and intentional in this regard. In many ways, they are at the leading edge of what could eventually become 50 different experiments in performance management. By focusing on states…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, School Turnaround, Agency Role, Educational Change