From The Federal Register

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of the Turnaround School Leaders Program

Abstract: This study examines how state departments of education and school districts that have received multiple federal grants coordinate the activities across those grants.

U.S. Department of Education Invests More Than $70 Million to Improve School Climate and Keep Students Safe

To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in 38 states. The Department made the awards under four new grant programs that were among the common-sense proposals included in President Obama and Vice President Biden’s “Now Is The Time,” a comprehensive plan to make our schools safer, reduce gun violence by keeping guns out of dangerous hands, and increase mental-health services. The new competitive grant programs are:

•School Climate Transformation grants to school districts—$35,818,097
•School Climate Transformation grants to states—$7,339,654
•Project Prevent grants to school districts—$14,167,876
•School Emergency Management grants to states—$13,082,991

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 98,817 public schools during the 2009-2010 school year.

Spending $70 million on 130 out of 98,817 schools is an unconscionable waste of money.

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of the Turnaround School Leaders Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of more than $20 million for 12 new awards from the Turnaround School Leaders Program, under the School Improvement Grants program, to prepare leaders of reform efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

Abstract: . . . The ultimate purpose of the study is to glean specific lessons learned for turnaround leadership development (for the field), program improvement (for program staff), and program design (for policy makers).

Our federal government has spent $90 million dollars on improving school climate and providing adult support services. They are now asking the tax payer to spend more money on determining how those programs work.

Wouldn’t it have been more effective and efficient to spend those funds on actually educating our children?

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