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Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings Webinar/Event

January 11, 2018

This webinar will present findings from Rating the Ratings, followed by a conversation on the merits and downfalls of summative ratings between ratings-proponent Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and ratings-skeptic Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

SIG-NIFICANT FUNDING, SIG-NIFICIANT IMPROVEMENT?: U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Reports “Very Encouraging Signs” Based on Initial Data; Outside Analyses Find School Improvement Grants Program a “Work in Progress” Article

April 16, 2012

Over the last few weeks, the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, which targets the nation’s lowest-performing schools, has been in the spotlight as the initial pieces of data on the program’s results start to emerge.

Correction to the September 7 Issue of Straight A’s Article

September 20, 2010

Reporting on the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations bill, the September 7 issue of Straight A’s noted that Senate Appropriations Committee included a provision directing 40 percent of School Improvement Grants program to be used to turn around the five thousand lowest-performing secondary schools.

GRADUATING AMERICA: New Report Examines the Opportunity for High School Reform at the Local, State, and Federal Level Article

August 10, 2009

A new report from Jobs for the Future and The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University takes a look at seventeen states described as the “make or break” places to reaching President Obama’s goal of making America first in educational attainment.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.