For years, I've been skeptical about federal policy relating to school improvement grants requiring the use of certain school turnaround models. Recently, I visited a high school that has me checking my assumptions after seeing the success of their turnaround effort.
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January 16, 2015
January 14, 2015
Adding extra time to the day or year is a lot easier said than done, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center on Education Policy
December 15, 2014
Lawmakers want the School Improvement Grant program to be more flexible for states. And they want to see the Investing in Innovation grant program focused on high schools.
October 28, 2014
None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.
October 09, 2014
The Obama administration's plan for revamping the School Improvement Grant program doesn't give states and districts enough flexibility in coming up with ways to turn around low-performing schools, advocates say.
October 08, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
September 05, 2014
Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.
June 18, 2014
From state assessments and school turnarounds to teacher equity, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company won't get much time to kick back and work on their tans.
June 16, 2014
A June 13 panel of education officials and analysts agreed that empowering local officials to create their own solutions is often the best approach.
April 24, 2014
State education agencies need to delegate more responsibilities to outside groups and slim down in light of past failures, a new report states.