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.
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June 18, 2014
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.
February 14, 2014
Overall, the new data showed that roughly two-thirds of School Improvement Grant schools improved in reading or math, and another third declined.
January 08, 2014
A new report by an independent evaluator, calls into question whether SIG schools are really getting assistance that's very different from schools that aren't part of the School Improvement Grant program.
December 11, 2013
An outside contractor crunching data on the controversial School Improvement Grant program erroneously excluded too many schools that should have been included in the mix.
November 26, 2013
The data left out a lot of things that could prove pivotal when trying to make claims about the efficacy of the program.
November 21, 2013
Two-thirds of schools that entered the federal School Improvement Grant program in its first year have seen gains in student achievement, but another third saw declines or no change.
October 01, 2012
To successfully reform struggling schools, policy makers need to involve community members in the solution—and that is rarely done, according to a report released today.
March 20, 2012
States have taken different tacks in awarding districts money under the federal School Improvement Grants, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.