The CST is holding a two-day fall conference designed for SEA turnaround and improvement leaders and their teams. The conference will offer opportunities to speak with experts in the turnaround field and allow states to share practices. Sessions will be designed to maximize engagement and 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.
Bryan Hassel, Co-Director Public Impact, focuses on five state roles that share two characteristics. First, they are of vital importance to states’ success as leaders of the school turnaround effort. Second, very few states have put all five of these policies in place. I’ll tackle two of them here, and the other three in Part 2.
Posted on September 23, 2014
This guide provides state education agencies (SEAs) and districts (LEAs) with guidance about how to assess the district’s readiness to support school turnaround initiatives and it also provides an introduction to turnaround readiness conditions that will help districts to best position resources to enable turnaround schools to succeed.
Posted on August 11, 2014
This Center on Education Policy user-friendly compendium summarizes each study on a single page, highlighting important details about topic, scope and timeline, and includes URL links to the original study documents. Research from government entities, independent organizations, and peer-reviewed publications from academic journals are included.
Posted on July 17, 2014
In NYC and around the country, there are schools that consistently “beat the odds,” producing markedly better outcomes than others serving similar youth. Policymakers, educators, and parents alike are eager to know what these schools are doing to produce such strong results. What practices and decisions underlie their success?
Posted on July 10, 2014
By getting an inside look at the hiring processes of five urban districts around the country, Doyle and Locke highlighted how far short those processes fall, even in districts they deem “ahead of the curve.”
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”.
Posted on August 14, 2014
One critical aspect of state policy is establishing a set of specific, ambitious goals for eliminating chronic low performance within a reasonable timeline.
Las Vegas, NV | September 25-26, 2014
Albuquerque, NM | August 20, 2014
San Francisco | September 23-24, 2014
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