Forty-two states and the District of Columbia made changes to the way that are implementing the federal School Improvement Grant program last year, according to a new report from the Institute of Education Sciences.
The SIG program was created under the No Child Left Behind Act, but the Obama administration supercharged it under the stimulus, pouring about $3 billion into it and requiring schools to adopt one of four turnaround models.
During the 2011-12 school year—the second year of implementation—43 states made changes in the way they used the 5 percent of funds set aside for program support, administration, and technical assistance. And 25 states revised their criteria for awarding and renewing SIG grants.
A version of this article appeared in the October 31, 2012 edition of Education Week as School Turnarounds