Less than a year after leaving the U.S. Department of Education, one of Secretary Arne Duncan's former key staffers is returning as a senior adviser.
All Blog Posts With SIG Tag or Category
July 08, 2015
May 05, 2015
District and state officials who participated in Race to the Top and the School Improvement Grants said they had a turnaround knowledge gap.
April 08, 2015
So far, states haven't shown a ton of interest in trying out a new School Improvement Grant model that relies heavily on evidence.
March 26, 2015
The issue of school turn-arounds could simply be one of several threads in a conversation about accountability, which we know is the crux of ongoing Senate negotiations.
February 09, 2015
The U.S. Secretary of Education wants to preserve Investing in Innovation, an Obama administration competitive-grant program that would be scrapped under Republican legislation to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act.
February 05, 2015
States can cook up their own turnaround interventions for low-performing schools using federal SIG dollars and submit them to the U.S. Secretary of Education for approval.
January 30, 2015
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.
January 16, 2015
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.
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.