Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Hope Donut Hole

One unintended(?) consequence of the wording of the federal rules for spending ARRA and RttT funding for school improvement is (by my amateur reading) that you can use it for turning around failing schools or supporting turnarounds started in the past two years but no older. So Hope High School falls just outside that scope, and there's no money to sustain their block schedule, and in turn, all the other successful programs based around it. This is what happens when you try to manage schools from Washington.

Well, that and the fact that the district doesn't really want to sustain their reforms anyhow. Aren't you filled with optimism for the next round of innovative district/union collaboration on school turnarounds?

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