This series of briefs will highlight state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief will include a tool overview, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education agencies interested in enacting something similar.
All the materials, including the breakout session PowerPoint presentations, are now available for download from the CST's two-day fall conference, entitled Building Systemic and Sustainable Turnaround Efforts: An SEA Discussion.
This Lauren Morando Rhim and Sam Redding Edited Volume examines the role of the state education agency (SEA) in school turnaround efforts with an emphasis placed on practical application of research and best practice related to the SEA’s critical leadership role.
In the CST's latest blog by David Farbman, Senior Researcher at the National Center on Time and Learning (NCTL). In September, the U.S. Department of Education proposed a significant revision to the SIG program and included a fifth turnaround model that must include increased learning time (ILT).
Posted on March 1, 2015
This brief highlights An Act Relative to the Achievement Gap. The act was passed in January 2010 and provided new authority to the state education agency (SEA) to intervene in chronically underperforming school districts.
Posted on February 27, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine how a list of “beating the odds” (BTO) schools might change depending on the methodological choices and selection of indicators used in the BTO identification process.
Posted on February 25, 2015
This white paper identifies five key actions great principals take to develop and support teacher leaders in their schools. It also includes a series of actionable policy recommendations to support those efforts.
Posted on January 30, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Posted on November 17, 2014
Until 2009, the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) Program had been a comparatively modest program within Title I. However, a boost in base funding to $546 million—along with a one-time infusion of $3 billion from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—cast SIG in a new role as the de facto leader in the field […]
Posted on September 17, 2014
This is the second of two posts about high-leverage strategies states can pursue on school turnarounds. The first post addressed “setting sights high” and “clearing policy barriers.” Here, Hassel address three other critical policies, including “Get Serious About Talent”, “Creating a Real ‘Or Else’,” and “Demand Sustainability”.
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