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ERIC Number: ED507585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-30
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Effective Uses of Funding Support for Schools in Need of Improvement. Issue Brief
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement undertook an examination of schools and districts in which thoughtful and well-articulated use of federal, state, and local funds has resulted in innovative and effective reform that can be replicated or adapted in other, similar sites. They reviewed research on district improvement efforts and conducted interviews with district personnel in nine districts across the United States to find practices that are effective in supporting school improvement. This Issue Brief summarizes the results of these interviews, discusses the emerging themes on district support of school improvement, and highlights some successful strategies being funded by Title I formula and school improvement funds for improvement and reform efforts. While none of the identified districts utilizes its school improvement funds specifically for its high school initiatives, it was quite evident from all the interviews that other funds were being utilized to implement school improvement initiatives at the high school level. During the past year, a few districts have started allocating Title I and school improvement funds to both their middle and their high schools, but those cases are too new to determine success of the effort. All the districts interviewed made clear their reliance on Title I formula and school improvement funds to help them initiate and scale up successful practices, and all recommended that more of these funds be made available to further support their secondary reform efforts.
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. 1100 17th Street NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20035. Tel: 877-277-2744; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Identifiers - Location: United States