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ERIC Number: EJ972611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Snapshot of SIG: A Look at Four States' Approaches to School Turnaround
Quillin, Jessica
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n5 p46-49 Jan 2012
Thousands of schools across the country are chronically low performing, and they operate within districts and states that are struggling to help them improve. The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program is designed to channel federal funds to states and districts facing the task of turning around struggling schools. SIG, a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) known currently as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) received a massive influx of funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, providing significant potential for change and significant challenges for reforming schools on a large scale. Enacted in 2001, NCLB established a federal framework for accountability and required schools and districts receiving Title I funds to meet, or be on track to meet, annual objectives for student achievement. In response, states created or refined accountability systems to fit the new federal framework. Some states had already begun to establish accountability systems even before NCLB. This paper examines implementation of the SIG program in California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; North Carolina; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001