ERIC Number: ED477876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
U.S. Department of Education Regional Forum on Turning around Low-Performing Schools: Implications for Policy. CPRE Policy Bulletin.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA.
This policy bulletin summarizes the comments of participants in a forum on the subject of turning around low-performing schools. The forum was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Consortium of Policy Research in Education and included policymakers, teachers, and state and local officials working on issues related to low-performing schools. Rather than present specific recommendations from forum participants, the bulletin highlights policy issues emerging from the field. The bulletin discusses the following topics: the complex nature and variety of issues confronted by low-performing schools; the continuing challenges facing low-performing schools; strategies that support change at the local level and the role of districts; crafting coherent strategies and the role of states; developing appropriate state accountability measures; providing effective state supports; supporting coherent change and the federal role; technical assistance from the federal government; the federal government's role in research on low-performing schools; and the federal government's role in facilitating communication among practitioners, administrators, and policymakers. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, School Support, State Action, State Aid, State School District Relationship
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA.