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ERIC Number: ED538295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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School Improvement Grants: Take 2--Lessons Learned from Round 1
Shea, Jennifer; Liu, Meredith
Mass Insight Education (NJ1)
Last year, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan set forth an ambitious goal for the country--turn around 1,000 of chronically failing schools per year over the next five years. To support this effort, the federal government has put up billions of dollars in funding, mostly in the form of Title I School Improvement Grants (SIG). SIG, both in the levels of its funding and the boldness of its requirements, is an unprecedented attempt to alter the fate of students in low-performing schools nationwide. There has never before been an opportunity to dedicate this much national energy and resources to the turnaround of failing schools. While SIG may be a huge opportunity for dramatic improvement, it is also huge opportunity to once again fail students, families, and communities. Round 1 took place at breakneck speed, with states, districts, and schools "building the plane while flying it." With Round 2 SIG applications due over the next few months, states have an opportunity to build on both the mistakes and the successes of Round 1. This guide communicates some critical lessons learned, giving states a chance to do it right this time and offer hope for the millions of children who continue to languish in failing schools every day. (Contains 2 graphs.)
Mass Insight Education. 18 Tremont Street Suite 1010, Boston, MA 02108. Tel: 617-778-1500; Fax: 617-778-1505; e-mail: insight@massinsight.org; Web site: http://www.massinsight.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: Mass Insight Education
Identifiers - Location: United States