Many states, districts, and schools are considering the implications of each model laid out in the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) and what it looks like to actually implement each model. The Center on Innovation & Improvement (CII) has released a new resource, Toolkit for Implementing the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Transformation Model, to help districts and schools once they have decided to pursue the transformation model. The new toolkit is focused specifically on the transformation model option and provides states and districts with action items and resources for implementing the SIG transformation model.

What does transformation look like in an urban setting and in a rural setting? What are the most important elements for a successful transformation?

CII has a section on their website dedicated to SIG implementation, including additional handbooks, tools, and webinar archives for states and districts to use while considering options.

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