Turnaround Resources Archive

Reshaping Rural Schools in the Northwest Region: Lessons from Federal School Improvement Grant Implementation

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. … [Read more...]

School Restart Authorization Process Guide (Public Impact & EdPlex)

Dear Colleagues, We are excited to share information about a new resource to support the authorization of school restarts. Please see message below from Public Impact regarding the School Restart Authorization Process Guide and accompanying restart resource database available at www.schoolrestarts.org. Recognizing the complex challenges of school restart, Public Impact and EdPlex developed … [Read more...]

CST Publication: Using Federal Education Formula Funds for School Turnaround Initiatives: Opportunities for State Education Agencies

Using Federal Education Formula Funds for School Turnaround Initiatives: Opportunities for State Education Agencies Melissa Junge & Sheara KrvaricFederal Education Group, PLLC Much has been written on the subject of school turnaround, but relatively little about how to pay for turnaround-related work. Turning around low-performing schools not only requires changing instructional and related … [Read more...]

Full Module Now Available: Identifying, Selecting, and Retaining School Turnaround Leaders

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CST Publication – “What it Takes” for a Turnaround: Principal Competencies that Matter for Student Achievement

“What it Takes” for a Turnaround: Principal Competencies that Matter for Student Achievement  A Guide to Thoughtfully Identifying and Supporting Turnaround Leaders Dallas Hambrick Hitt Over the last eight years, CST partner the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education (UVA/PLE) has worked with over 50 districts and state education agencies across the country to embark on … [Read more...]

State Education Agencies in Charge of Turnaround — Capacity and Delivery

With the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are charged with finding the best ways to support and sustain local efforts to improve low-performing schools. Are they ready for the challenge? How do they build the capacity needed to do the job well? This WestEd brief highlights the major themes that emerged during a recent Capitol Hill forum on the subject of school turnaround, … [Read more...]

CST Publication – Snapshots of School Turnaround: How Three Schools Used School Improvement Grants to Improve Student Learning Outcomes

Snapshots of School Turnaround How Three Schools Used School Improvement Grants to Improve Student Learning Outcomes Scott Vince & Lenay Dunn The CST developed profiles of three schools that received Cohort 1 SIG funding in the 2009–10 school year. Each of these schools increased student outcomes by the end of the third year of its SIG funding. This document highlights findings from these … [Read more...]

Fundamental Change: Innovation in America’s Schools Under Race to the Top

This report highlights success stories, particularly when it comes to changing practices among teachers and better results for students. In the latter category, it touts rising graduation rates in states that received the first two rounds of Race to the Top funding, as well as higher passing rates by students taking Advanced Placement courses. But the report leaves out, or only touches on … [Read more...]

Key Takeaways: Emerging State Turnaround Strategies

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Identifying, Selecting, and Retaining School Turnaround Leaders: How-To Modules

A partnership of four education organizations studying issues surrounding school turnaround—The Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, Public Impact, and the University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership—have made available materials that can assist state and local education agencies in recruiting, selecting, developing, and retaining school turnaround … [Read more...]