PreK-12 School Improvement Opportunities 2011 (Table of Contents)

PreK-12 School Improvement Opportunities 2011

May 25, 2011
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Overview
ARRA Honed SIG Focus
Miami and Rose City (Ark.) M.S. Exemplify Early Stage

Table 1.1: Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools Tiers

Chapter 2: Market Landscape
Awards by Tiers
High Schools Capture Most SIG Awards
School SIG Awards Varied in Amount
Schools Must Pick Among Four Intervention Models
Restart and School Closure Attract Few Schools
Turnaround Shakes Up Educators
Transformation Model Dominates

Table 2.1: School Improvement Grants Landscape At-a-Glance
Table 2.2: School Districts with More than Five Schools Awarded School Improvement Grants
Table 2.3: Per Student Grant Amounts Top 10 California Districts
Table 2.4: Characteristics and Use of Four Intervention Models
Table 2.5: Intervention Models Used in Florida
Table 2.6: States Exclusively Using Transformation Model

Chapter 3: Funding
School Improvement Grants Grow from 2007
Other Federal Funding Helps Schools Improve

Table 3.1: School Improvement Grants
Table 3.2: School Improvement Grants Allocations, 2010-2012P
Table 3.3: 50 Largest School Improvement Grants

Chapter 4: Competitive Landscape
Opportunity Is Heavy on Services
Edison Learning Leads Change in Hawaii
State Agencies Provide Support Services
Opportunity in Curriculum and Instruction
Reading Strategies Is Focus at Barnum Elementary School
Using PD to Improve Instruction at JFK Elementary in Boston
State Vendor Lists Show Variation
Alabama Creates Two Vendor Lists
Illinois Districts Must Have Lead Partner
Ohio Cast Wide Net for Assistance
Michigan Approves 56 External Providers
Publishers are Adapting to the Demand
Pearson Acquires America’s Choice
Pearson Adds Schoolnet
McGraw-Hill Forms School Improvement Solutions Team
Clicking for School Improvement
HMH Grows Professional Development through Acquisition
Scholastic Targets Math

Table 4.1: Selected Topical Opportunities Under School Improvement Intervention Models
Table 4.2: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Boston SIG-Related Proposed Budget, 2010-2011
Table 4.3: Michigan Approved School Improvement Providers

Chapter 5: Case Studies
Miami Central Senior High School
Miami Central Senior High School Background
SIG Grant Brings More Changes
Changing Role for Teachers and Technology
Warren G. Harding High School
History of Harding High School
Problems in Need of Solutions
Path to School Improvement
Work Begins in the 2010-2011 School Year
Teachers Step Up
Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School Background
Climate Change Begins
Intervention for Reading and Math
Professional Development Emphasized

Chapter 6: Conclusions and Outlook
Funding Loses ARRA Boost
Competing for Dollars
Hagan Proposes STAR Act
Murray Proposes LEARN Act
New Year, New Lists
Alabama Has New List of Persistently Lowest Performing Schools
Tennessee Exemplifies Ongoing Need
Lessons from Schools in Intervention Status

Table 6.1: Approved School Improvement Grant Awards