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ERIC Number: EJ938952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
School Improvement Grants: Ransoming Title I Schools in Distress
Waddell, Craig
Current Issues in Education, v14 n1 2011
In August 2009, the U.S. Department of Education announced opportunities for states and local educational agencies to vie for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement Grants targeted at turning around or closing down chronically low-achieving schools. To qualify for a portion of these funds, school districts were required to implement one of four remedies at schools where students chronically demonstrated poor academic performance. Evidence is provided showing that the mandated interventions are highly speculative, minimally effective, and overly restrictive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A