Turnarounds: Where The SIGs Are (Supposed To Be)
Long time ago, states listed schools they would turn around if they got funding, and we all saw those lists. More recently, states got money and figured out who was actually ready to do something and began sending it to districts to SIG their worst schools (which would be "rescued" or ruined, depending on who you talked to). Now, theoretically, there's lots of SIGging going on all around this great country of ours.
Here's a completely unverified and only partial list of where the SIGs are, thanks to the helpful folks on the EWA listserve. Corrections and additions are most welcome. For New Jersey (here). For CA here [schools listed with 0 aren't getting funding this year]. Ohio is here. South Carolina is here. Georgia is here and here (two rounds). Delaware's is here (PDF). There are 14 in Connecticut (here). There's a lot of information on the MD state Department of Education website: www.mde.k12.ms.us. [Look on the main page under "hot topics."] The following are Mississippi school districts that will receive a share of $33 million in federal School Improvement Grants: Hazlehurst High: $3.75 million Wingfield High: $5.2 million Hazlehurst Middle School: $4.1 million North Panola High: $2.6 million Gentry High School (Indianola school district): $3.5 million W.A. Higgins Middle School (Clarksdale school district): $3.75 million Amanda Elzy High School (Leflore County school district): $4.79 million Leflore County High School: $5.25 million. Oklahoma's is here (all but one of Tier 1s were funded). Texas is here.