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Document Number: 9471

School Improvement Grants: Early Implementation Under Way, but Reforms Affected by Short Time Frames - GAO was asked to provide information on (1) how states administered the SIG programs for grants in 2010-11;(2) what factors influenced the implementation of SIG interventions on selected schools in 2010-2011; and (3) how the U.S. Department of Education provided oversight of SIG implementation and measured performance to date. GAO recommends SIG grants be awarded to districts earlier to give more time to successfully plan and implement the SIG reforms. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 2011)...

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