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 this, the second of two blog posts by Bryan Hassel, Co-Director of Public Impact, he address three other critical policies, including “Get Serious About Talent”, “Creating a Real ‘Or Else’,” and “Demand Sustainability” that states can pursue on school turnarounds.
Posted on October 15, 2014
When states make urgently needed policy changes, then optimize their policies for a statewide scale-up of an Opportunity Culture, schools can reach the majority of students with excellent teaching, and states can spend less on administration and more on great teaching. With that, far more students can experience the teaching needed to close achievement gaps.
Posted on September 29, 2014
The goal of school turnaround strategies are to put schools on a trajectory to long-term success, but current metrics effectively eliminate the viability of early learning as a potential long-term improvement strategy. The federal government and states should rethink their metrics for turnaround success in order to encourage earlier investment.
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 30, 2014
The Region IX Equity Assistance Center (EAC) at WestEd has worked with the Vallejo City Unified School District (CA) over the past two years to document its reform efforts. This brief captures the main lessons learned from the district’s turnaround progress.
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.
San Francisco | September 23-24, 2014
Las Vegas, NV | September 25-26, 2014
Albuquerque, NM | August 20, 2014
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