Tackling Turnaround

After three years, a $1.5 million investment, and a huge staffing shake-up, the long-troubled former Shawnee High School in Louisville, Ky., remains on tenuous ground.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week

Over the next year, Education Week will chronicle Principal Keith Look and his team at Shawnee High School in Louisville, Ky., while they work to transform the long-troubled campus as part of a $3.5 billion federal push to turn around thousands of low-performing schools across the nation.

A Louisville, Ky., high school boasts big gains in reading and math a year into the federal School Improvement Grant program.
October 5, 2011 – Education Week

A Kentucky high school takes stock after the first phase of its efforts under a federal School Improvement Grant.
June 6, 2011 – Education Week

Seniors at a Kentucky high school that received a federal School Improvement Grant say they’ve sensed greater energy and teacher involvement.
June 8, 2011 – Education Week

The challenge for a Louisville, Ky., school is to sustain momentum gained through a federally funded school improvement program.
February 23, 2011 – Education Week

A Kentucky school undergoing turnaround efforts is getting used to the idea of having three officials from the state education department stationed right in their school.
February 23, 2011 – Education Week

Students are adjusting to higher expectations this year as a struggling West Louisville high school works to change course.
October 27, 2010 – Education Week

Shawnee High's revamped staff must make high-stakes improvements this fall or face the consequences.
August 11, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Principal Keith Look's job is on the line as he steers Louisville's Shawnee High School through an aggressive, federally-mandated effort to reverse years of academic decline.
June 16, 2010 – Education Week

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