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Document Number: 10568

School Improvement Grants: Analyses of State Applications and Eligible and Awarded Schools - Since passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, two cohorts have received School Improvement Grants (SIG), implementing them in 2010 and 2011. This Ed. Dept. analysis of the two groups found most applications in Cohort II were new lists and most planned refinements of practices used the year before by Cohort I. Both cohorts tended to favor the transformation model; they tended to be high-poverty, high-minority, and urban. However, Cohort II was smaller, featured a higher percentage of elementary schools, a higher percentage of Hispanic students and a lower percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. (National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, October 2012)...

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