Thursday, September 2, 2010

Most can't name federal reform models

Quiz: Can you name the four school reform models touted by the federal government?

Don't feel bad. Neither can most school systems, according to this Education Week article by reporter Dakarai Aarons :

More than a third of school districts reported they had no familiarity with the
models that are part of the federal School Improvement Grants heading to
school districts this fall in a bid by the Obama administration to change
the fortunes of the bottom five percent of America's schools, according to
the report from the Washington-based Center on Education
. And fewer than 12 percent had implemented any of
the models in their schools.

The answers to the quiz: Transformation, Turnaround, Restart and Closure. See the article for definitions.

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