New York State has released an RFP for its Systemic Supports for District and School Turnaround grant, funded through its federal Race to the Top grant. This grant will provide opportunities for school districts with eligible Priority Schools to partner with support organizations to:
Build supportive district‐level operating structures, and re‐frame
district systems to support schools in improving students’ academic
performance and holding them accountable for needed gains in
Build the capacity of district and school leaders to co‐design and
implement school turnaround plans that ensure dramatic gains in student
academic performance, through the effective implementation of the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS), systems for teacher and leader
effectiveness, and a cycle of data‐driven instruction/ inquiry and
Coordinate and streamline an LEA’s existing school turnaround efforts
(through existing implementation of School Improvement Grant (1003g),
Race to the Top Scope of Work plans, Comprehensive Education Plans
(CEP), and Consolidated Applications, etc.) into one integrated approach
to school turnaround.
Applications due August 1st, 2012
For complete information, please refer to the Overview Document included here.