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 Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Center for Systemic Improvement, and the CST co-hosted a meeting for state education agency leaders. Materials are available for download.
This guide includes tools, checklists, and templates aligned with the revised SIG requirements, primarily focused on how LEAs could use the new “planning year” to build a foundation of success for SIG schools.
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 February 3, 2016
To help school districts find candidates with the competencies necessary for the job of school turnaround leader, the CST and partners have produced and distributed professional learning modules on these three topics: Understanding Turnaround Leader Competencies, Recruiting and Selecting Turnaround Leaders, and Developing and Supporting Turnaround Leaders.
Posted on January 13, 2016
In this guide, the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education, a CST partner, calls upon their practice-based experience, expertise, and insight to provide both technical assistance and thought leadership to districts and systems involved in “school turnaround.”
Posted on January 7, 2016
This WestEd brief highlights the major themes that emerged during a recent Capitol Hill forum on the subject of school turnaround, raises critical questions for federal and state policymakers to consider, and features insights from two state education agency leaders who have made school turnaround a priority.
Posted on November 11, 2015
The CST developed profiles of three schools that received Cohort 1 SIG funding in the 2009–10 school year. This document highlights findings from these successful turnaround cases to provide examples to state, district, and school-level educators working to strengthen struggling schools.
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 […]
What lessons were learned from efforts at school improvement under NCLB? How can districts and state education agencies incorporate those lessons…
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