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 September 14, 2016
Much will change in practice and policy as ESSA replaces the law, regulations, and guidance established through the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB, but two elements of the new legislation stand out: the shift away from federal mandates toward greater state and local authority and the emphasis on evidence-based school improvement practices.
Posted on August 1, 2016
This report sets out an approach to measure turnaround success that states, districts, and schools can adopt in their own contexts.
Posted on June 30, 2016
This report from REL Central summarizes the policies of all 50 states with regard to improving outcomes at chronically low-performing schools. The report organizes the policies into six categories: school improvement plans, school staffing, school closing, school finances, day-to-day school operations, and changes to the entity that governs or operates a school.
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 July 26, 2016
In this blog post, Carlas McCauley, Director of the Center on School Turnaround, helps SEAs navigate the new regulations to maximize the effectiveness of the 7% set-aside, including possible challenges and opportunities for states.
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.
Osage Beach, MO | Sept. 25-27, 2016
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