School Improvement Grants Seminar
Turnaround Schools: Are SIG Dollars Making a Difference?
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.
Our March 24, 2012 seminar at the University of Chicago took 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 low-performing schools.
We also examined 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.
This seminar was tied to our special project, Turnaround Watch, which you can access below.
- School Improvement Grants: Is the Federal Initiative Working?
- Coming to a Newspaper Near You … Are School Turnarounds Working?
- For California, the SIG Program Has Shown Some Success, Study Finds
- Obama Proposes `Master Teacher Corps,’ More NCLB Waivers Announced