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ERIC Number: EJ1115477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1540-8000
The Future of Low-Performing Schools
Aladjem, Dan
State Education Standard, v16 n3 p32-34, 44 Sep 2016
Turning around low-performing schools has been a constant theme in education policy for decades. Even before the latest studies, analysts and education leaders have recognized the implementation challenges schools and districts face. So, what solutions are available for education leaders and state policyholders? The article offered these suggestions: (1) states spending more of their Title I funds on turnaround: up to 7 percent from 4 percent. Because states no longer have to comply with the strictures of "No Child Left Behind's" accountability, they get to do what they do best: experiment by attending to their particular priorities and values while building on what research does say about turning around low-performing schools; (2) the importance of implementation and the teacher buy-in to implementation fidelity; and (3) many states have revisited their standards to ensure they remain adequate to prepare students for postsecondary work and education. At the same time, educators have paid increasing attention to the idea of deeper learning, that is, mastery of core academic content and the development of higher-order thinking skills and dispositions toward learning.
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Language: English
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