Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings Webinar/EventJanuary 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.
U.S. Department of Education Stakeholders Forum to Focus on Progress of School Improvement Grantees ArticleApril 16, 2012
On Thursday, April 26, from 10:00–11:00 a.m., the U.S. Department of Education will hold a stakeholders forum focusing on the progress of School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients as they work to effectively turn around low-performing schools across the country.
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” ArticleApril 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.
Overlooked and Underpaid: How Title I Shortchanges High Schools, and What ESEA Can Do About It Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper summarizes the ways in which high schools are overlooked within Title I policy.
Title I and High Schools: Addressing the Needs of Disadvantaged Students at All Grade Levels Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper explains in detail the process in which states, districts, and schools receive Title I funding, and discusses the low level of support that high schools receive from Title I.
Meeting the Challenge: The Role of School Leaders in Turning Around the Lowest-Performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetJanuary 28, 2011
As the national policy community has coalesced around the priority of graduating all students ready for college and careers, the challenge of improving the lowest-performing high schools serving the most challenged populations remains.
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.
Currently, K–12 education in the United States is dealing with three major crises, each of which on its own is capable of wreaking havoc on schools and communities around the nation, but together are an all-out perfect storm.
New York City’s Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview Report/Fact SheetJanuary 26, 2010
As the nation has embraced the need to graduate every student ready for college and careers, high school reform has emerged at the top of the education agenda.
GRADUATING AMERICA: New Report Examines the Opportunity for High School Reform at the Local, State, and Federal Level ArticleAugust 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.