This report, published by the Center on Education Policy (CEP), identifies four findings based on two School Improvement Grant (SIG) reports also published by CEP. This report combines data from a survey of 46 states (including DC) and case studies from Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho on school implementation of SIG funds. The four key findings are: 1) all 46 states noted that some schools were implementing the SIG models that required increased learning time (transformation and turnaround); 2) in the survey, states noted that increased learning time was considered to be key to the improvement efforts; 3) Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho case study schools indicate that schools using the transformation and turnaround strategies are increasing learning time but the state focus on this strategy varies; and 4)implementation of increased learning time has varied.
Increased Learning Time Under Stimulus-Funded School Improvement Grants: High Hopes, Varied Implementation
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Center on Education Policy