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ERIC Number: EJ1129452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Rootless Reforms? State Takeovers and School Governance in Detroit and Memphis
Mason, Mary L.; Reckhow, Sarah
Peabody Journal of Education, v92 n1 p64-75 2017
State takeovers were an infrequently applied strategy to address financially and academically troubled schools for many decades. The opportunity for a more extensive state role in taking over troubled schools grew further with the announcement of the federal "Race to the Top" (RTTT) program in 2009. RTTT required states to develop plans to turn around their lowest-achieving schools. This article examines how Michigan and Tennessee developed and implemented plans for school turnaround districts partly inspired by Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD). The comparative case studies focus on Michigan's policies and involvement in Detroit schools through the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) and Tennessee's policies and involvement in Memphis schools through the Achievement School District (ASD).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit); Tennessee (Memphis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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