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.
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.
Posted on April 3, 2015
Dramatic school improvement efforts are key to turning around underperforming schools and successfully increasing student achievement, according to the available body of research, and powerful examples from schools in Maryland, Kentucky, Kansas, and California.
Posted on March 30, 2015
This brief highlights a 2012 Florida state policy that requires the 100 elementary schools (called the Low-100) with the lowest reading scores to add an additional hour of literacy instruction to their regular school day.
Posted on March 16, 2015
This new Center on School Turnaround 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.
Posted on March 13, 2015
The essay, focuses on the recently released updated School Improvement Grant (SIG) rules. State education agencies (SEAs) have until April 15, 2015, to submit their updated applications to the federal government.
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”.
Chicago, IL | April 18, 2015
Rogers, AR | March 16 – 18, 2015
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