School & District Management

Will Parental Involvement Assuage Critics of Turnarounds?

July 14, 2010 1 min read
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan is hoping it will, reports Michele McNeil over at Politics K-12. Duncan just announced his intentions to tweak the Obama administration’s ESEA draft so that parental and community involvement would be a condition for districts to receive federal money for improving schools.

The nation’s schools chief didn’t dish any details on what the involvement of parents and community members would entail, though Michele reports that it certainly wouldn’t include veto power over a district’s specific plans to turn around a failing school.

A version of this news article first appeared in the State EdWatch blog.

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