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ERIC Number: EJ779668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-14
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
"Turnaround" Work Needs Rethinking, New Report Says
Gewerts, Catherine
Education Week, v27 n12 p1,16 Nov 2007
According to a new report by Mass Insight Education and Research Institute, a Boston-based research and advocacy group, state, district, and school leaders must link arms to create a different model for turning around the worst-performing schools, including a "protected space" free from many traditional rules. Mass Insight envisions a broad-based and highly cooperative system of rapid school improvement. States and districts would form small, specialized units to supervise and coordinate the work of locally based "lead" turnaround specialists, who would partner with a range of providers to supply an integrated array of services to schools. Mass Insight intends the report to serve as a flexible framework for how states and districts can reverse the downward slide of their worst schools within a couple of years. Thousands of low-performing schools are likely to face the most severe consequences under the federal No Child Left Behind Act in the next few years. In this new model, states and districts would play key roles as facilitators, clearing away regulations or conditions that could hamper the work, and building crucial capacity and support for it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001