Turnaround Schools

School Improvement Grants
The federal Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG) provides funding and support to the state's identified Persistently Lowest Achieving schools in order to rapidly and dramatically increase student achievement. Minnesota SIG schools are implementing comprehensive intervention models designed to build capacity for sustainable improvement. Required intervention model elements include:

  • Increasing time for learning
  • Giving teachers time to collaborate
  • Evaluating teachers and principals regularly
  • Setting ambitious goals for student learning

 
In Minnesota, SIG schools have demonstrated a promising commitment to the school turnaround process. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and school districts have a heightened sense of urgency to support capacity building and improve educational opportunities for the students enrolled in SIG schools. Schools are going deeper in implementing the intervention model components to the greatest extent possible.

Waiver Notice: School Improvement Grants, Section 1003(g) of ESEA
Minnesota assures that it has provided all LEAs in the state with notice and a reasonable opportunity to comment on this request. Minnesota will submit copies of any comments received from LEAs after the comment period closes on September 10, 2014, to the United States Department of Education (US-DOE).

The Minnesota Department of Education is requesting a waiver that would allow the state of Minnesota to extend the period of availability of fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2012 School Improvement Grant funds for the SEA and all of its LEAs to September 30, 2015. This would allow Minnesota to increase its ability to implement the SIG program effectively in eligible schools funded during a competition run during the 2014-15 school year.

Please refer comments or questions to Greg Keith, Director, Division of School Support, by September 10, 2014.

Waiver Notice: Title I General Education Provisions Act 421(b)
Minnesota assures that it has provided all sub-recipients of the programs affected by the extension with notice and a reasonable opportunity to comment on this request. Minnesota will submit copies of any comments received from LEAs after the comment period closes on September 10, 2014, to the United States Department of Education (US-DOE)

The Minnesota Department of Education is requesting a waiver that would allow the state of Minnesota to use FY 2012 funds, carried over as a result to carry out activities in accordance with program requirements.

Please refer comments or questions to Greg Keith, Director, Division of School Support, by September 10, 2014.

 

Research and Tools


School Improvement Grant Program Administration