Lisa Schencker wrote in the Salt Lake Tribune today: "Seven low-performing Utah Schools are about to undergo dramatic changes as recipients of about $13 million in federal cash. The feds hope the School Improvement Grants lead to real changes in the schools. Some educators, however, have mixed feelings about making such dramatic changes. The grants require the seven schools to replace their principals. The schools also must increase learning time for kids, use educator evaluations that take student data into account, provide additional teacher training, reward educators who improve student achievement and remove those who ultimately don't after receiving additional support, among other things." You can read the entire article at www.sltrib.com
Ogden has three schools, Odyssey, Madison and Dee Elementary that will receive the three grants of over $500,000 per year.