Document Number: 6024School Improvement Under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) - Under NCLB, a school in need of improvement (SINI) is provided with additional resources in the form of a school improvement fund (SIF). States allocate the SIF directly to schools, and are to establish school support teams to assist in the design and implementation of improvement plans. This paper examines how states are implementing their role as providers of technical assistance and resources to SINIs, detailing a number of ways to more effectively implement school improvement: (1) building state capacity to implement a repertoire of approaches to school improvement; (2) focusing school improvement efforts beyond the school level; (3) ensuring appropriate funding for school improvement efforts; (4) using school improvement funds more strategically; and (5) focusing on effectiveness. An executive summary is available. (Phyllis McClure, The Center for American Progress, March 2005)...
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