School Improvement Grants
Since 2009, School Improvement Grants will have provided $3.5 billion in funding through the end of the 2013 school year. How funds are distributed varies across state lines. Read more on what industry experts are saying about School Improvement Grants.
Boys Town can help you maximize your grant money. With our wide variety of training programs for school administrators, teachers and support staff, Boys Town can help determine what training materials/curricula schools and districts can implement to positively impact culture, and improve targeted student outcomes.
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Boys Town Can Help Turnaround Schools Meet Goals
Did you know that about 12 percent of America’s schools produce 50 percent of the country’s dropouts? Because of this, President Barack Obama declared that his administration is focusing on turning around the 5,000 lowest-performing schools in the nation. The goals are simple: implement professional development programs and restructure the schools to reduce dropout rates, improve graduation rates and better prepare students for college and the working world.
Boys Town has the experience and proficiency to help turnaround schools achieve excellence. The Boys Town Education Model®, based on the renowned Boys Town Model for discipline, provides a detailed plan for professional development that engages students in their learning, thereby reducing dropout rates, reducing truancy, improving graduation rates and preparing students for what lies ahead after high school.
The Boys Town Education Model has been successfully used in turnaround schools in Chicago, producing outstanding results. These schools, in areas where gang activity, violence and poverty reign, have defined the goals of turnaround schools in Chicago Public Schools, as well as around the nation.
A recent example of the Boys Town Education Model at work is Harper High School, located in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side. The school’s neighborhood is an area high in crime, violence and gang activity.
After implementing the Boys Town Education Model, Harper High school experienced outstanding improvements between the 2007–2008 school year and the 2008–2009 school year: Attendance increased more than 15 percent. Freshmen on-track to graduate increased 26 percent. Serious student misconduct decreased from 1,100 incidents the previous year to 26 incidents.
See how this change took place with community support and the implementation of Boys Town's Educational Model.
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