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 newfrom 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