One Third of Schools Receiving Stimulus-Funded 'Student Improvement Grants' Showed Declines

November 24, 2012

Three years ago, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that the Obama administration would spend $3.5 billion -- including $3 billion in stimulus funding -- on Student Improvement Grants. The money, he said, would "support the transformational changes that are needed to turn around the nation's lowest-achieving schools."

Now, after the Obama administration spent up to $2 million per school at more than 1,300 of the nation's lowest-performing schools, the data shows that one third of schools receiving SIG funding had declines in achievement -- a "not surprising finding," the Education Department said, "given the steep institutional challenges that these schools face."

"There's dramatic change happening in these schools, and in the long-term process of turning around the nation's lowest-performing schools, one year of test scores only tells a small piece of the story," Duncan said on in a Nov. 19 news release.

But the Education Department says in three main areas, there are signs of "positive momentum" and progress:

FINISH


blog comments powered by Disqus

George W. Bush tosses coin for Baylor-SMU game [pics]

September 01, 2014  00:46 AM

"New stadium, standing room only, RG3, and George Bush!"

Claire McCaskill incites outrage with 'pork slasher porn' [pic]

September 01, 2014  00:01 AM

"Nice tradition built on the slaughter of another being."

'The most drunk Democrat in Texas': Governor Perry trolls Lehmberg [pic]; Update: Tweet deleted

August 31, 2014  08:43 PM

Tweet deleted.

The world is burning so Obama's weekly address is about minimum wage [video]

August 31, 2014  07:46 PM

"Nobody believes the propaganda anymore."

'Amen to that': Dinesh D'Souza defines recession, depression and recovery

August 31, 2014  07:25 PM

"From your mouth to Gods ear, VERY hopefully!!!"

FSM Archives

More in PUBLICATIONS ( 1 OF 25 ARTICLES )