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ERIC Number: EJ1046370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
Democratic School Turnarounds: Pursuing Equity and Learning from Evidence
Trujillo, Tina; Renée, Michelle
Voices in Urban Education, n36 p18-26 Win-Spr 2013
the report "Democratic School Turnarounds" considers the democratic tensions inherent in the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) policy's market-based school reforms and critiques the research base that many of these reforms are based on. It concludes with a set of recommendations that re-center the purposes of public education for low-income students, students of color, and local communities and that are intended to guide federal, state, and local policymakers toward more equitable, democratic turnaround processes. Each recommendation stems from the provisional lessons that are emerging from current SIG-inspired turnarounds, from research on earlier efforts to improve school and district effectiveness, and from pockets of promising community-based practices that are developing at local and national levels. In this article, the authors present a selection of key points from the report, along with the complete recommendations. For the complete literature review and analysis, please see the full report at democratic-school-turnarounds.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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