The Department of Education has unveiled a new publication that helps explain its program for turning low-performing schools into examples of educational excellence. Written especially for parents, the full-color brochure is written in both English and Spanish and is titled “Does Your School Need a Fresh Start?” (“¿Necesita su escuela un nuevo comienzo?”).
The text describes in plain language the main features of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, its four intervention models, and much more, including what parents and community members can do to help ensure that their local school districts make the most of the available SIG funds. “Demand excellence,” the brochure encourages. “Your child deserves a great education. Set high standards for your child … and your school. ”
For more on the SIG program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/index.html.