Center for American Progress Action

: How Does the Federal Government Help Schools Improve?
Past Event

How Does the Federal Government Help Schools Improve?

See also: Competing for School Improvement Dollars by Melissa Lazarín

Large numbers of schools across the country are low performing and have been for years. But whose job is it to turn them around? What role does the federal government play in overseeing and regulating accountability and improvement systems at the state and local level? These are hotly debated questions at the heart of congressional efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Join us for a lively discussion about the federal role in improving schools. At the event, we will release a new publication that sheds light on the topic, examining state turnaround efforts prompted by the federal School Improvement Grants program.

Rep. George Miller (D-CA) will provide opening remarks on the role of federal policy in accountability and school improvement. A panel discussion will follow, drawing lessons from federal, state, and district efforts over the past two decades to improve our nations’ schools.