As schools in Forsyth, Ga., and Corona-Norco, Calif., discovered, educators can learn a lot even from programs that don't become superstars under Investing in Innovation.
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School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.
October 28, 2014
None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.
May 23, 2013
The federal share of school spending is still well above where it was before the recession and the economic-stimulus package.
November 05, 2012
Five schools in Colorado that got millions from the federal School Improvement Grant may lose those dollars after failing to move the needle on student achievement, even after two years of big financial support.
September 06, 2012
Listen to Politics K-12's Alyson Klein discuss the education platforms of both presidential candidates.
July 11, 2012
The Center on Education Policy takes a deep look at the challenges facing those participating in the federal School Improvement Grant Program.
May 21, 2012
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee is asking the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, to look into state's progress in putting in place the teacher and principal portions of their Race to Top applications
April 11, 2012
ED needs to do a better job of making sure that the performance of contractors hired through the School Improvement Grant program is reviewed, and of making sure states have the information they need to make grant renewal decisions.
February 07, 2012
State finances are beginning to rebound, a survey finds, and states are making progress on some policies pushed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, especially data-systems, and standards and assessments.