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October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

May 23, 2013

Five Interesting Tidbits in New Census School Finance Data

The federal share of school spending is still well above where it was before the recession and the economic-stimulus package.

November 05, 2012

Colorado May Pull Turnaround Grants from Five Failing Schools

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

Comparing, Contrasting Romney, Obama Education Platforms

Listen to Politics K-12's Alyson Klein discuss the education platforms of both presidential candidates.

July 11, 2012

Turnaround Schools Struggle With Staffing, Time, and Climate

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

Kline Asks GAO to Examine Race to Top States' Progress on Teachers

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

GAO Criticizes Ed. Dept. On School Improvement Grant Program

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

CEP Examines K-12 Finances, Overhaul Efforts Post-Stimulus

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.

November 10, 2011

Grantees Picked in Round Two of Investing in Innovation Contest

The Education Department has selected 23 finalists in line for a slice of $150 million in federal innovation dollars, but each must secure a private match to receive the award.

October 11, 2011

ARRA Funding Cliff: States Cling to Cash as Deadlines Loom

Although Sept. 30 was the deadline for states to "obligate" the majority of their stimulus funds, some still have big balances left and, technically, have until Jan. 3 to deplete their funds.

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