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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SIG


The SIG Grant was introduced to Maine schools in the late spring.  Given the press and the short turn around time, there was not a clear understanding of the process or the rationale.

Here is a link to a video produced and provided by the U.S. Department of Education on the purpose of the SIG Grants and the options involved.

The video covers all grade levels.  Many of the schools are urban.  Please keep in mind, the common denominator in the majority of under performing schools is poverty.  

I hope this will help dispel some of the misunderstandings.