Kentucky’s low-achieving schools are receiving another round of federal School Improvement Grant funding.

Forty-one Kentucky schools have been called persistently low-achieving under the No Child Left Behind standards, and they can use the federal SIG funds to implement models to help turn around student achievement. Only the first cohort, or group, of schools deemed low-achieving was guaranteed a full three years of federal support.

The $8.4 million announced this week will support nearly twelve schools state-wide in the second group of schools, including seven JCPS schools. [click to continue…]

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Kentucky, Indiana Granted Waiver From No Child Left Behind

by Devin Katayama February 9, 2012

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by Devin Katayama November 14, 2011

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