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Dragoset, Lisa; Thomas, Jaime; Herrmann, Mariesa; Deke, John; James-Burdumy, Susanne; Graczewski, Cheryl; Boyle, Andrea; Tanenbaum, Courtney; Giffin, Jessica; Upton, Rachel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2016
Race to the Top (RTT), one of the Obama administration's signature programs and one of the largest federal government investments in an education grant program, received $4.35 billion in funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Through three rounds of competition in 2010 and 2011, RTT awarded grants to states that…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Grants, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Manzeske, David P.; Eno, Jared P.; Stonehill, Robert M.; Cumming, John M.; MacGillivary, Heather L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Federal policies (e.g., 2002 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA] and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) posit that teacher quality is a potential leverage point for improving student achievement (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). Moreover, in the Race to the Top competition, teacher effectiveness must…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Interrater Reliability, Classroom Observation Techniques
Atkinson Duina, Angela – ProQuest LLC, 2013
New regulations attached to ARRA funding of federal School Improvement Fund grants aimed at producing rapid turnaround of low performing schools were highly criticized as unsuitable for rural schools. This mixed-methods study looked at the implementation of the School Improvement Fund Transformation Model in two rural Maine high schools during the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Rural Schools, Low Achievement, School Turnaround
Graham, Khalil N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) in the state of California (CA) in increasing student achievement using the turnaround implementation model. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) included educational priorities focused on fixing America's lowest achieving schools.…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Grants, Improvement Programs, Federal Legislation
Scott, Caitlin; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Michigan received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Phoenix Elementary-Middle School; and (2) Arthur Hill High School. The experiences of these…
Descriptors: Grants, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
School Improvement Grants (SIGs) financed through the economic stimulus package are intended to spur dramatic change in persistently low-performing schools. Many state and local officials charged with implementing SIGs view the creation of a safe, orderly, collegial, and productive school climate as an essential step in raising student…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Research has long suggested that significantly increasing quality time in school for teaching and learning can have a positive impact on student achievement. Recognizing this connection, federal guidance requires low-performing schools to increase student learning time if they are implementing two popular reform models using school improvement…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
McMurrer, Jennifer – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Several hundred of the nation's lowest-performing schools have recently undergone major changes in leadership and teaching staff to comply with federal requirements for using school improvement grants (SIGs) financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). In particular, schools that receive stimulus-funded SIG awards must…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround
Redd, Zakia; Boccanfuso, Christopher; Walker, Karen; Princiotta, Daniel; Knewstub, Dylan; Moore, Kristin – Child Trends, 2012
The educational achievement and attainment of young people in the United States has been a long-standing issue of concern. While analyses of long-term trend data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that students in the United States have made gains in reading and mathematics over the past few decades, a sizeable…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education
Le Patner, Michelle B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal mandate of the Transformation Intervention Model (TIM) outlined by the School Improvement Grant, which was designed to turn around persistently lowest achieving schools. The study was conducted in four high schools in a large Southern California urban district that selected the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervention, Low Achievement, Grants
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Hayward, Jacob; Holt, Carleton – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
The federal government, through the Department of Education, distributed millions of dollars to state education departments as part of the American Recovery and Restoration Act (ARRA). Many districts applied for and received thousands of dollars in order to make improvements to schools and impact student achievement. Several districts purchased…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Resource Allocation, Educational Technology
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Chapman, Thandeka K.; Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: The lack of court-ordered support for race-based policies that maintain and create integrated schools has forced communities of color to seek other avenues to obtain equitable education, such as school choice. Individual states and the federal government, as seen in grant provisions through the American Reinvestment and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Race, School Choice
Ball, Wayne; Beridon, Virginia; Hamre, Kent; Morse, Amanda – Regional Resource Center Program, 2011
This Quick Reference Document has been prepared by the Regional Resource Center Program ARRA/Fiscal Priority Team to aid RRCP State Liaisons and other (Technical Assistance) TA providers in understanding the general context of state questions surrounding excess cost. As a "first-stop" for TA providers in investigating excess cost…
Descriptors: Special Education, Technical Assistance, Definitions, Educational Policy
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2010
There is a great deal of information available related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Assurance focused on college/career ready standards and assessment, much of it very recent. So much is available that this report contains only a part of the available documents. The report is organized in sections based on issues that…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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