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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WestEd Releases New Toolbox for School Turnaround Leaders

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Download CCSSO, CST, and NCSI Meeting Materials – Closing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps

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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...]