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.
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October 09, 2014
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Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.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.
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.