Turnaround Schools

Covid Fiscal Rochester
Lincoln Agnew for Education Week
Budget & Finance How COVID-19 Will Make Fixing America's Worst-Performing Schools Even Harder
COVID-19's fallout has shaken how states spend billions in federal aid to fix poor-performing schools serving the most-vulnerable students.
Daarel Burnette II, March 23, 2021
12 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
School & District Management Total Dysfunction in Providence, R.I., Schools? Here's Some Context You Need to Know
A report outlines a horrifically low level of achievement in the district—and most of the contributing factors were open secrets.
Stephen Sawchuk, June 27, 2019
8 min read
Wendy Wyman
Wendy Wyman
Nathan W. Armes for Education Week
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 From School Safety to Trauma, Principals Tackle Tough Subjects at Conference
School leaders will also learn strategies to hire and keep the best teachers as well as how to use technology to connect with their students, staff, and community during the annual gathering of middle and elementary school principals.
Denisa R. Superville, July 11, 2018
1 min read
Education Memphis' Turnaround Chief Tapped to Lead Statewide Improvement Effort
Sharon Griffin will oversee Tennessee's state turnaround effort under its Achievement School District, which has been plagued by charter school pullouts, layoffs and leadership changes.
Daarel Burnette II, April 26, 2018
1 min read
The exterior of the Department of Education Building in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
The exterior of the Department of Education Building in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Swikar Patel/Education Week
Federal Trump Education Dept. Advises States on Leftover School Turnaround Money
States can spend their left-over School Improvement Grant money under rules outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the department says.
Alyson Klein, January 10, 2018
3 min read
Education Georgia's State Board Picks School Turnaround Officer
Georgia's state politicians and local education officials have been at odds for several years over how to handle chronically low-performing schools.
Daarel Burnette II, October 18, 2017
1 min read
States Houston District May Face State Takeover
Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Denisa R. Superville, August 11, 2017
1 min read
Federal DeVos Team Clarifies Rules for Evidence in ESSA School Turnaround Plans
The U.S. Department of Education has laid out final regulations for how states and districts must link school turnaround strategies to research evidence.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 1, 2017
1 min read
School & District Management Georgia School Turnaround Bill Advances
If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.
Denisa R. Superville, March 27, 2017
1 min read
School & District Management Michigan Delays Decision on Potential Closures or Restructuring of Schools
The schools, most of them in Detroit, face potential closure for appearing in the bottom 5 percent of all the state's schools over a three-year period.
Denisa R. Superville, February 24, 2017
2 min read
Sharon Griffin
Sharon Griffin
Yalonda M. James for Education Week
School & District Management Leader To Learn From A Passion for Saving Schools on the Brink
Sharon Griffin, the chief of schools in Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, has led an urgent effort to turn around the academic performance of more than 20 low-performing schools in Memphis. She is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.
Daarel Burnette II, February 22, 2017
7 min read
School & District Management Turnarounds Can Be Effective When Used With Other Strategies, Report Finds
A new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education offers the first comprehensive assessment on state turnarounds before the full implementation of President Barack Obama's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Julie Depenbrock, November 11, 2016
1 min read