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The Sit Down Dinner: Formalizing Restructuring Under the No Child Left Behind Act in Michigan

Author(s): Caitlin Scott, Maureen Kelleher
Published: April 22, 2008

This report describes Michigan's school restructuring efforts under the No Child Left Behind Act, and includes findings from case studies of nine schools in four school districts: Detroit Public Schools, Flint Community Schools, Harrison Community Schools, and Willow Run Community Schools. Key findings from the report include (1) more Michigan schools are in restructuring due to a greater number of high schools entering restructuring; (2) the state offers additional assistance and monitoring to restructuring schools through intermediate school districts and other regional entities; (3) turnaround specialists remain the most popular restructuring option; and (4) federal Title I funds increased, but state financial difficulties hinder restructuring.

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Full Report (PDF format, 1956 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=ScottKelleher%5FMIRestructuringReport%5F042208%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 103 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FMIRestructuringReport%5F042308%2Epdf


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