Special Report: Moving the Needle on Achievement

Improving low-performing schools—and the achievement of vulnerable groups of students within all schools—is some of the toughest work educators can take on. This special report dives into the toolbox available to those looking to boost school quality, approaches that may show promise in specific schools and with particular populations, and the opportunities and challenges posed by the new Every Student Succeeds Act.


Special Report: Moving the Needle on Achievement

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The new federal K-12 law gives states and districts a freer hand in fixing their lowest-performing schools, but questions loom on whether that leeway will translate into better outcomes.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

As states and districts grapple with how to develop and use evidenced for school improvement, several new resources are rolling out to help them.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

A focus on the bottom of the scale may mask challenges for higher-performing schools when it comes to boosting achievement for students who lag behind.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

Leaders of an Indiana system make sure that the central office, not just principals and teachers, help carry the weight of school turnaround efforts.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

A rural Southern school with a predominantly Native American population engages the whole community in its continued quest for improvement.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

Approaches that have proven effective in working with special education students and English-learners hold potential for helping all students.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

Aiming to get beyond just spreadsheets and test scores, Vermont and other states experiment with new ways to scope out schools' strengths and weaknesses.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

Aiming to offer support and assistance for local leaders, rather than prescriptive formulas, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is open for business.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

The Every Student Succeeds Act has state and local officials looking for creative ways to use federal funds to boost school improvement.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

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