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ERIC Number: EJ930055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-8
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Passing Year-One Milestone on Improvement
Klein, Alyson
Education Week, v30 n33 p1, 16-17 Jun 2011
State lawmakers voted in 2009 to completely revamp Kentucky's education accountability system. That means new academic standards, new assessments, and a new baseline for student achievement--a tall order for a school that's already under enormous pressure to demonstrate gains. This article reports on how a Kentucky high school takes stock after the first phase of its efforts under a federal School Improvement Grant. The school, now called the Academy @ Shawnee, is on the right track toward its goals under the $3.5 billion federal School Improvement Grant program. Shawnee enters the uncertainty of its School Improvement Grant's second year with plenty of company. It is one of 10 turnaround schools in Kentucky and among at least 730 SIG schools nationwide, part of a federal effort intended to improve the nation's lowest-performing schools that was supercharged by funding from the economic-stimulus legislation passed in 2009.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky