“Does Your School Need a Fresh Start?”—A New Publication for Parents in English and Spanish

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A new publication that helps explain program for turning low-performing schools into examples of educational excellence.

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. ”

Read “Does Your School Need a Fresh Start?” online, or order hard copies at http://www.edpubs.gov/.

For more on the SIG program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/index.html.

3 Comments

  1. A school district is never going to vote to fire itself; especially those that are incestuous (a common feature of persistently underperforming schools). In Pennsylvania, the Chester Upland High School and Reading High School are two prime examples – why leave the decision for renewal up to those responsible for the entrenchment of underperformance? If there is any hope for the youth of these cities to realize their potential and contribute to the future of this nation, there must be a wipe the slate clean approach to eliminate the dysfunctional family system that IS the school system in these places. Not to be entirely outside run – depend on the solid citizens in the design and implementation of new schools.

  2. Can you send a copy of this to our entire Administration in NM. I am so tired and frustrated of being the 48th most uneducated State in the Nation…our students have definitely been “Left Behind” with all the politics and Greed. Our system is corrupt. Our kids deserve better!!!!!

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