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March 18, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces 10 States Will Receive Funding to Turn Around Their Lowest-Performing Schools

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 10 states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

March 11, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces 11 States Will Receive Funding to Continue Efforts to Turn Around Their Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that 11 states will receive funding to continue efforts to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

November 19, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Releases Early Snapshot of School Improvement Grants Data

The U.S. Department of Education today released an early snapshot of student performance data at schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) program funds, a key component of the Department’s blueprint for helping states and districts turn around the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

September 14, 2012

Senior Education Department Officials to Visit Sheridan School District and Gateway High School to Highlight School Reform, Student Success and School Safety

Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle and David Esquith, director of the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, will visit the Sheridan School District and Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 14, as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour.

August 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Launches Enhanced Version of Online Learning Community for School Turnaround

The U.S. Department of Education today launched the School Turnaround Learning Community (STLC), an enhanced version of its online learning community for school turnaround. The site now features improved search and chat functions and a user-friendly reorganization of STLC resources and materials.

June 29, 2012

Minnesota to Receive Nearly $6 Million to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Minnesota will receive $5.9 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

June 29, 2012

Nevada to Receive $3.5 Million to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Nevada will receive $3.5 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

May 11, 2012

Louisiana to Receive Over $10 Million to Turn Around Lowest-Performing Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Louisiana will receive $10.1 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

May 1, 2012

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on "School Turnarounds: Evidence from the 2009 Stimulus," a Paper by Thomas Dee, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia

“A new and important study of school turnarounds by University of Virginia economist Thomas Dee provides the first rigorous evidence that the Department’s revamped School Improvement Grant (SIG) program is having a substantial impact on student achievement in struggling schools in California in just the first year of the program.

April 30, 2012

Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

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