"Evaluation of GE Developing Futures in Education Initiatives"
A districtwide school improvement program that incorporates corporate management practices has helped boost student achievement in four districts that have used it for at least four years, according to a new report from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
The multi-university consortium focused on Developing Futures in Education, an initiative launched by the Fairfield, Conn.-based GE Foundation in 2005. In Jefferson County, Ky.; Cincinnati; and Stamford, Conn.; student achievement gains on end-of-year tests in math corresponded with the program's introduction, the study found. In Erie, Pa., where GE support began later, test scores stabilized after a prior downward trend.
The foundation also underwrites coverage of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the common assessments in Education Week.
Vol. 32, Issue 36, Page 5Published in Print: July 10, 2013, as District Reform