Spotlight on Supporting School Improvement

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Supporting School Improvement


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The Education Week Spotlight on Supporting School Improvement is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Supporting school performance through academic and nonacademic factors
  • New state and local authority on school turnarounds
  • How ESSA redefines evidence on programs and policy
  • Successful lessons from School Improvement Grants

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to measure at least one nonacademic factor, such as student engagement, when tracking schools' performance.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

The new federal K-12 law still requires states to identify their worst-performing schools, but states and districts have great leeway in how to turn them around.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

The Every Student Succeeds Act takes a more flexible, more nuanced approach to assessing the research evidence for educational programs and policies.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

With the hands-on federal role in education policy set to scale back, states and districts examine ways to step up with their own approaches.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts

School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

In spite of its success, the federal School Improvement Grants program could be dismantled, writes researcher Greg Anrig.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week

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