CST is part of a federal network of 15 Regional Comprehensive Centers, serving individual states or clusters of states, and seven national Content Centers.
Register for the June 15-17 Conference, "Talent for Turnaround: Support for Systemic Change." The purpose of the event is to maximize the roles of highly effective teachers and leaders to promote systemic change in low-performing schools across state and local school turnaround efforts.
The CST has developed a Board Member Training Program to help local school boards build capacity to set effective policy on improvement and turnaround processes. The program is being piloted with local school boards in Colorado and Indiana in the Spring of 2016, and will launch nationally in the Fall of 2016.
The CST, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, Public Impact, and the University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership have made available materials that can assist SEAs and LEAs in recruiting, selecting, developing, and retaining school turnaround leaders.
The STLC provides a range of school improvement resources, and connects users with specialists and other educators to share school turnaround research and promising practices. The STLC website has been redesigned with a new look and feel and enhanced features. Check it out.
Posted on May 18, 2016
This report provides information about rural schools using the transformation model. It is not part of the federal evaluation of the SIG program, which provides more comprehensive information about all SIG schools.
Posted on May 17, 2016
Recognizing the complex challenges of school restart, Public Impact and EdPlex developed the restart process guide to provide step-by-step guidance about what authorizers, school operators, and support organizations should consider when designing or refining a restart process.
Posted on April 18, 2016
This report sets out an approach to measure turnaround success that states, districts, and schools can adopt in their own contexts.
Posted on March 2, 2016
In partnership with the Federal Education Group, PLLC, the center has developed a new handbook intended to support state education agencies in their role assisting districts and schools that seek federal grant funds for use in school turnaround activities.
Posted on November 9, 2015
Turnover in leadership is a challenge at all levels of an education system. Just as frequent changes of a school principal can threaten the stability and continuity of positive reforms and the strength of a school’s culture, so too can changes in school district and state leadership.
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 […]
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