Spotlight on School Improvement

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On School Improvement


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The Education Week Spotlight on School Improvement is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • School Improvement Grant awards in urban, rural, and suburban schools
  • Understanding the four federal models for school improvement
  • How one Kentucky high school implemented a turnaround model with a School Improvement Grant
  • The role of leadership in advancing turnaround goals

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States and districts grapple with turning around schools and making big changes in a tight time frame.
April 27, 2011 – Education Week

School Improvement Grant awards have gone to schools in 44 states so far, the Education Department says, urban, rural, and suburban.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

Principal Keith Look's job is on the line as he steers Louisville's Shawnee High School through an aggressive, federally-mandated effort to reverse years of academic decline.
June 16, 2010 – Education Week

Shawnee High's revamped staff must make high-stakes improvements this fall or face the consequences.
August 11, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

The challenge for a Louisville, Ky., school is to sustain momentum gained through a federally funded school improvement program.
February 23, 2011 – Education Week

A Kentucky high school takes stock after the first phase of its efforts under a federal School Improvement Grant.
June 6, 2011 – Education Week

A Louisville, Ky., high school boasts big gains in reading and math a year into the federal School Improvement Grant program.
October 5, 2011 – Education Week

Drawing on sports analogies, Sam Redding writes that school improvement takes a strong team and sound fundamentals.
February 23, 2011 – Education Week

Low-performing schools are hurt most when layoffs mean losing those hired to turn them around, write Rob Manwaring and Tim Sullivan.
October 13, 2010 – Education Week

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