Since 2009, the federal government has poured
more than $4.6 billion into the School Improvement Grants program, one of the
most ambitious attempts at education reform in recent history.
At our upcoming seminar at the University of
Chicago on March 24th, we'll take a close look at the federal School Improvement Grant
program, the research base behind school turnarounds, and how charter
schools factor into attempts to reimagine and reform chronically
We will examine how states, districts and
individual schools are using this huge influx of money, and whether the money
is achieving the intended goal: helping improve student outcomes in the
nation’s most troubled schools.
topics will include: an overview of SIG implementation at the state and
national level; how teacher evaluation models factor into districtwide reform;
and how schools are reconciling the competing demands of implementing federally
funded reforms and maintaining basic programs amid severe budget cuts.
There are a limited number of scholarships available for reporters whose news organizations are unable to cover their travel expenses. For scholarship or application questions, please contact Stephanie Cvetetic. She can be
reached at email@example.com or 202.452.9830.