Remember comprehensive school reform? That was the popular Clinton-era initiative that provided federal grants to help schools put in place tested, off-the-shelf improvement programs, such as Success For All and Direct Instruction. The program didn’t get much attention under the Bush administration. President Obama, likewise, hasn’t made it part of his call for turning around chronically low-performing schools.
Now comes this “tweet,” picked up yesterday from aoakes4 at the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, a federal technical-assistance center based in Washington and run by Learning Point Associates:
heads up, team, that our center closes sep 30, due 2 end of ed dept funding - site & materials will b archived tho - we had gr8 5 year run!"
A sign of the times?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Inside School Research blog.