Applications for Grad Nation Dropout Prevention Grant

President Obama’s plan to transform the nation’s 5000 lowest performing schools in the next 5 years requires schools to adopt one of the four reform models:

Turnaround model – Requires districts to replace the principal and at least half of the staff, adopt a new governance structure and launch a new or revised instructional model.

Restart model – Requires the district to close and repopen the school under different authority, such as a charter school operator or educational management group.

School closure model – Requires the district ot close the failing school and enroll students in higher-achieving schools.

Transformational model – Requires the school to replace the principal and help teachers to be more effective, increasing learning and teacher planning time and create community-oriented schools.

For more details, visit America’s Promise Alliance Website.

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