Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

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School and District Turnaround/ Achievement Gap Reduction


Programs targeted to increase the academic performance of the lowest performing K-12 public schools.


Program

Description
District, School, and Student Interventions For the purpose of providing targeted supports and interventions to districts and schools identified as underperforming based on MCAS tests and department reviews, and to students who have failed the MCAS tests and need additional tutoring to graduate.
English Language Learners Initiatives For the purpose of reducing the significant achievement gap among English language learners by providing high-quality, engaging English learning experiences during summer months, weekends, and other out-of-school times as well as during the traditional school day.
Learning Time Extensions For the purpose of reducing the achievement gap through providing additional time in the school day, week or year for students and schools who need such time to achieve proficiency.
Literacy Initiatives For the purpose of reducing the achievement gap in English acquisition through effective literacy instruction from pre-school through grade three.

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