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June 4, 2017

New Blog Post: Learning From The Recent Past: How The SIG Program Can Inform Rural School Improvement

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

With greater flexibility under ESSA it comes to school improvement, what lessons can rural schools learn from the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program?

Learning from the Recent Past: How the SIG Program Can Inform Rural School Improvement

States and districts are now in the driver’s seat when it comes to school improvement. Unlike the previous policies in the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) doesn’t mandate models and turnaround principles as a condition of federal funding for school improvement. Likewise, the new administration’s revised state template, released last month, requires less explanation of states’ proposed actions than we’ve seen in previous years.

This may be good news for rural schools, which have struggled to meet federal school improvement requirements that many felt were not developed with their unique challenges in mind. States and districts are now in a position to. …

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