Turnaround Resources Archive

New Module: Coaching and Developing Turnaround Leader Actions

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CST Publication – School Quality Indicators Scan

School Quality Indicators Scan By Deb Sigman & Lenay Dunn, WestEd The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to reconsider their accountability systems for schools and districts. Many of the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act are continued under ESSA, including judging schools by such academic measures as students’ proficiency on annual assessments, … [Read more...]

CST Publication – The Missing Link: How States Work with Districts to Support School Turnaround

The Missing Link: How States Work with Districts to Support School Turnaround By Lenay Dunn, WestEd; Caitlin Scott, Education Northwest; Kathryn Chapman,WestEd; and Scott Vince, WestEd Over the last several years federal initiatives have called on states to improve the nation’s lowest performing schools. States’ efforts to turn around these low-performing schools have met with mixed success. … [Read more...]

CST Publication – Special Education in the Turnaround Context: Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles

Special Education in the Turnaround Context: Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles By Colleen Eskow, Consultant, National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools & Lauren Morando Rhim, National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools Responding to concerns about the poor academic results in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), in 1999 Steve Barr founded Green … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Arts Integration as a Strategy to Improve Teaching and Learning, Promote Personal Competencies, and Turn Around Low-Performing Schools

Arts Integration As a Strategy to Improve Teaching and Learning, Promote Personal Competencies, and Turn Around Low-Performing Schools Belinda Biscoe & Kirk Wilson The CST’s new publication by Belinda Biscoe, Ph.D. and Kirk Wilson, M.A. connects the dots between art integration, students’ personal competencies, and school turnaround. Is arts integration a promising strategy to employ in a … [Read more...]