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ERIC Number: EJ1059579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Mission Impossible? What States with Large Percentages of Rural Schools Tell Us about Federal School Improvement Grants
Scott, Caitlin; McMurrer, Jennifer
Peabody Journal of Education, v90 n2 p211-223 2015
This article summarizes findings and lessons learned about implementing school improvement grant (SIG) initiatives in rural areas of the United States. The study examines state-level survey data based on the proportion of rural schools receiving SIG funds in the fall of 2010 in each state. In addition, the authors summarize related findings from rural-focused state and district case study work. The state survey showed that, regardless of the proportion of rural SIG schools, participating state officials (N = 46) reported providing similar supports to districts, such as technical assistance and increased monitoring and data review. However, fewer states with larger proportions of rural SIG schools believed these supports were important for improving schools. Among states with larger proportions of rural SIG schools, significantly fewer reported that replacing principals through SIG was key to improving student achievement. The case study data confirmed and elaborated on the survey findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho; Maryland; Michigan