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Document Number: 10837

The Money You Don't Know You Have for School Turnaround: Maximizing the Title I Schoolwide Model - Title 1's schoolwide model can be a powerful tool for improving student outcomes, but schoolwide programs haven't been used to their fullest potential. The problem is, many schools eligible for the schoolwide approach limit Title 1 spending because of misunderstandings about how the federal "supplement not supplant" requirement applies to schoolwide programs. They use Title 1 targeted assisted funds instead for individual at-risk students. This brief explains how schools operating a schoolwide model could use Title 1 funds for: turning around low performing schools, upgrading the curriculum, teacher support, school climate interventions, formative or interim assessments, expanded learning opportunities, and family or community engagement activities. (Mass Insight Education, State Development Network for School Turnaround)(Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric, Mass Insight Education and SDN, July 2013)...

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