Success in the Middle Act of 2007

I took a walk through the Success in the Middle Act of 2007 this afternoon and noticed a connection to the PLC discussion.  The House bill proposes at least 20 million dollars in a grant to the states (as long as they provide a percentage of matching non-Federal funds).  Among the details (103.g.7) is a provision to fund the development of professional learning communities.  Competitive grants up to $50,000 can be awarded based on a number of criteria including a school improvement plan.