School Improvement

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School & District Management Opinion Pursue School Improvement Through Persuasion, Not Vilification
Neither haranguing opponents nor talking solely to the like-minded is likely to change minds or locate common ground.
Rick Hess, November 28, 2022
3 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Stop Wasting Your Time on School Improvement Plans That Don't Work. Try This Instead
Too often, school improvement plans are seen as compliance documents that have little value. They don't have to be.
Peter DeWitt, November 21, 2022
6 min read
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School & District Management How Some K-12 Leaders Are Beating Businesses at the 'Greatness' Game
“Good to Great” author Jim Collins, who has spent more than 25 years studying what separates the best businesses from the rest, highlights effective efforts to improve school outcomes in a new monograph.
Michele Molnar, November 13, 2019
4 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act How ESSA Could Complicate Rural Turnarounds
Smaller school districts could face unique challenges in complying with the federal education law’s mandate for evidence-based strategies when it comes to improving their lowest-performing schools.
Evie Blad, September 10, 2019
6 min read
Education Funding Opinion Who Should Improve the School Improvement Industry?
The school improvement industry is an unruly collection of outsiders. New research offers insight for greater cohesion, writes Thomas Hatch.
Thomas Hatch, March 20, 2019
3 min read
School & District Management Principals Dealing With Hostility and Division in the Age of Trump, Survey Shows
Most high school principals are grappling with hostile clashes between students and a swirl of other problems stemming from the political division and heated rhetoric during the Trump presidency, according to a new report.
Catherine Gewertz, March 13, 2019
8 min read
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From Taking Struggling Schools to New Heights
Nonprofit foundations usually influence how school leaders work. In the case of Superintendent Wendy Wyman, the reverse turned out to be true as well.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 20, 2019
7 min read
School & District Management Questions About Credit Recovery Fall Disproportionately on Poor, Minority Students
The schools that rely most heavily on credit recovery to graduate their students are the ones that serve large populations of low-income and minority teenagers.
Catherine Gewertz, November 29, 2018
4 min read
Education Many States Lack Focus on Equity in School Improvement, Report Suggests
A study of 17 states finds shortcomings in their school turnaround approaches and says it can be hard to tell how states will sustain their school improvement efforts.
Alyson Klein, November 15, 2018
3 min read
College & Workforce Readiness A Math Remediation Effort Boosted Students' College Credits. But Did Learning Improve?
Tennessee offers college remediation in 12th grade, and it pays off with boosting students' enrollment rates in credit-bearing classes. The catch? Students didn't appear to be any stronger in math than their peers.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 29, 2018
6 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA: How Can States Figure Out If New School Improvement Ideas Work?
Two nonprofits that work with states suggest in a new report that they develop procedures to build evidence and establish outside partnerships, among other strategies to vet school improvement ideas.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2018
2 min read
School & District Management Opinion Bridging Research and Practice Through a Scholarship of Improvement
Reflections from the Carnegie Foundation's inaugural Academic Symposium exploring the improvement movement in education.
Urban Education Contributor, April 12, 2018
6 min read