Effectiveness of SIG program's teacher incentives questioned

04/13/2012 | Detroit Free Press

Educators at schools that are part of the federal School Improvement Grant program are offered financial incentives for tasks including tutoring students, creating professional-development programs and helping improve student test scores. The incentives have proved a challenging aspect of the program, and some question their effectiveness in spurring the desired outcomes. In Michigan, some educators say a focus on improving teaching has been a more valuable component of the SIG program, in place at 28 schools in the state.

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