Education, Promoting Effective Collaboration in Education

Lessons From School Improvement Grants That Worked

By Greg Anrig

One of the Obama administration’s most ambitious school reform initiatives was its dramatic increase in funding for so-called School Improvement Grants (SIGs) aimed at turning around the nation’s worst performing schools. Under the 2009 economic stimulus act, the SIG program spent an additional $3 billion above its previously allocated $546 million, beginning in the 2010–11 school year, to support more than 1,200 struggling schools with high concentrations of students from low-income households. The grant awards to each school amounted to as much as $2 million a year for three years.

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This Century Foundation report synthesizes that evidence about the SIG initiative and provides recommendations for enabling many more chronically struggling schools serving low-income populations to better educate their students.

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Lessons From School Improvement Grants That Worked
Lessons From School Improvement Grants That Worked

By Greg Anrig

This Century Foundation report synthesizes that evidence about the SIG initiative and provides recommendations for enabling many more chronically struggling schools serving low-income populations to better educate their students. [...]

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Virtual Labor Organizing
Virtual Labor Organizing: Could Technology Help Reduce Income Inequality?

By Mark Zuckerman, Richard D. Kahlenberg, Moshe Marvit

Joining a labor union is one of the best financial decisions a worker can make. Could the creation of an online tool assist employees who want to start a campaign to join [...]

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Costs and Consequences of the War on Drugs
Costs and Consequences of the War on Drugs

By Patrick Radden Keefe

In this series, TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe takes stock of the history of—and the damage done—by America's decades-long war on drugs.  [...]

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Jago Pakistan / Wake Up, Pakistan
Jago Pakistan / Wake Up, Pakistan: The Report of The Century Foundation International Working Group on Pakistan

By Thomas R. Pickering, Working Group Chair

Pakistan is at a crossroads—can it rise to the challenge of confronting militancy, a lagging economy, and multiple governance failures? [...]

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