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Feds spent $7 billion to fix failing schools, with mixed results

The Washington Post – Lyndsey Layton & Emma Brown

“A national program that pumped a record $7 billion into failing schools — and became one of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s signature policies — has yielded mixed results, according to a new federal analysis released Thursday. Students in about two-thirds of the schools studied posted gains on math and reading tests, but one-third showed no improvements or even slid backwards. Schools that participated in the program the longest showed the strongest improvements in math and reading. The average high school graduation rate also increased for schools that received School Improvement Grants (SIG). But the government analysis is incomplete.”(more)