In March, I was fortunate enough to attend a one-day seminar in the holy land (Chicago) that was put on by the Education Writers Association and focused on federal School Improvement Grants. It was a particularly relevant event because Stockton Unified had been awarded millions of dollars in SIG funds a couple of months earlier to use to reform seven of its lowest-performing schools.
As part of the seminar, attendees were given access to a series of articles on SIG from a national perspective. The articles are courtesy of The Hechinger Report, the Education Writers Association and Education Week.
SUSD this week has begun implementation of its SIG programs at the seven schools that have received funding. These articles, very timely now for SUSD, provide a view of how the SIG funding has played out in schools around the country that first received funds a couple of years ago.
Here are links to the stories: