Last spring/summer I wrote about the one school in Santa Fe – Ramirez Thomas Elementary School – that received a three-year federal School Improvement Grant. At that time the school’s leaders were trying to figure out how to redirect their existing sources, minus the grant money, to keep the school on the upward path.
This week Education Week ran an interesting piece questioning whether the rewards for these SIG initiatives are worth all the federal funding: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/11/us_department_of_education_ana.html
If you want to revisit my spring 2013 story on Ramirez Thomas, here’s a link: http://m.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/federal-funds-run-out-for-ramirez-thomas-but-officials-say/article_37a43d11-92da-540f-b049-a6d791e1ef9d.html?mode=jqm

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