Last month, the U.S. Department of Education released an analysis of the federal School Improvement Grants program, which invests in persistently underperforming schools with the expectation that they will turn around. The early results of its most recent $3-billion infusion? “Mixed.”
And yesterday, we were joined by three leading voices on urban schooling for a full-on SIG Smackdown: the Department of Education's Carmel Martin, Bellwether Education and Fordham edu-wonk Andy Smarick, and former Chicago schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard.
The event also played out on Twitter. See the whole timeline of events on the event page.
Checker is punchy this AM--he's already jabbed fed, state, AND local govt. efficiency #SIGSmackdown