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Norville, Valerie – State Education Standard, 2020
Every student deserves arts instruction for its own sake, as an essential ingredient to a well-rounded education. Yet arts education adds value for a whole host of other educational purposes: among them, enhanced writing and reading, ability to retain information, problem solving, and critical thinking. Interest in models of whole-school reform…
Descriptors: Art Education, School Turnaround, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Pazey, Barbara L.; DeMatthews, David – Urban Education, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act redefines the priorities of our nation's education system. Prior to its passage, turnaround strategies advanced solutions for low-performing schools. Research literature examining how these reforms impacted the schooling experiences of students attending these schools is lacking. We present the results of a…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Urban Schools, High Schools, High School Students
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case was written for use in educational leadership programs preparing superintendents, central office leaders, and school principals. This case requires students to draw from knowledge of successful school turnaround, effective school leadership, and system-wide reform strategies to consider how a first year superintendent and a newly hired…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Superintendents, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Lane, Louis J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teacher turnover has a significant effect on the overall success of schools. The use of comprehensive turnaround strategies such as the conservatorship process created a problem for a small Southeastern high school by affecting teacher retention rate. A qualitative approach was used to investigate how aspects of turnaround strategies influenced…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, School Turnaround, Teaching Methods, Stress Variables
Buenafe, Anthony Q. – Pew Center on the States, 2011
Both state and local school systems, recognizing the strong and growing evidence of pre-kindergarten's effectiveness in closing achievement gaps, are implementing early learning programs as part of their education reform efforts. In low-performing districts, pre-k has emerged as a promising turnaround strategy, reaching children before they become…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Turnaround, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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Jochim, Ashley; Opalka, Alice – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2017
In 2014, the Springfield Public School district in Massachusetts had tried just about every strategy in the turnaround playbook to improve a set of struggling middle schools, but these efforts failed to generate the desired improvement. In 2015, drawing inspiration from national efforts to infuse schools with enhanced autonomy and accountability,…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Middle Schools
Zimmer, Ron; Henry, Gary T.; Kho, Adam – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
In recent years, the federal government has invested billions of dollars to reform chronically low-performing schools. To fulfill their federal Race to the Top grant agreement, Tennessee implemented three turnaround strategies that adhered to the federal restart and transformation models: (a) placed schools under the auspices of the Achievement…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Districts, Public Schools, Charter Schools
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Lane, Louis J.; Jones, Don; Penny, Glenn Richard – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
A small Southeastern high school that had undergone a turnaround or conservatorship process experienced a lower than average teacher retention rate. The authors conducted a qualitative case study to investigate teachers' experiences and perceptions of how turnaround strategies may have influenced their morale and how that effect on morale may have…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Turnaround, Teacher Morale, Teacher Attitudes
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Baca, Evelyn Concepcion; Lopez, Jameson David; Nelson-Barber, Sharon – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
In education policy and reform circles across the U.S., school turnaround initiatives aimed at improving the lowest performing schools have become a prevalent school improvement approach. However, only a limited number of studies have sought to understand the ways that turnaround strategies are being put into practice in schools. In this case…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, School Districts, Outcomes of Education
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Welsh, Richard O.; Williams, Sheneka M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
Although state-run school districts and gubernatorial school takeover have become popular turnaround strategies among some states, little is known about how district and school leaders perceive and respond to these changes in educational governance. Using Georgia as a case study, this paper employs sensemaking and exit, voice, and loyalty as…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, State School District Relationship, Educational Change, Administrator Attitudes
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Carpenter, Bradley W.; Bukoski, Beth E.; Berry, Matthew; Mitchell, Amanda M. – Urban Education, 2017
In the context of high-stakes accountability, education-related policy efforts have aimed to address the improvement of persistently low-achieving (PLA) schools via turnaround reform strategies. Such strategies provide opportunities for educational leaders to influence the process; however, limited research examining the role of the assistant…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Assistant Principals, School Turnaround, Urban Schools
Chan, Roy – National Center on Time & Learning, 2013
For years, Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School was plagued by low student achievement and high staff turnover. Then, in 2010, with an expanded school schedule made possible through federal funding, Orchard Gardens began a remarkable turnaround. Today, the school is demonstrating how increased learning time, combined with other key turnaround…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, School Schedules, School Turnaround, Academic Achievement
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Stein, Laura; LiCalsi, Christina; Kistner, Alexandra; Garcia-Piriz, Dioni; Melchior, Karen – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Despite largely mixed reports about the impact of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) on school improvement nationwide, Massachusetts has experienced proven success with these grants, termed School Redesign Grants (SRGs) in Massachusetts, as evidenced by comparative interrupted time series analyses, which show that SRGs have a significant impact on…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Grants, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Amanda Walker – Urban Education, 2013
"Turnaround" strategies of educational reform promise that school closure, reconstitution, privatizing, and reopening them will bring miraculous results. Questioning the implications, this article situates "turnaround" strategies locally, following the closure of a predominantly minority high school in 2008, in Austin, Texas.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Therapy, Educational Change, School Closing
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Strunk, Katharine O.; Marsh, Julie A.; Hashim, Ayesha K.; Bush-Mecenas, Susan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
School reconstitution, a turnaround strategy that prescribes massive staffing turnover, is expected to result in more committed and capable school staff and innovative practices. However, little evidence supports this assumption. We use quasi-experimental designs to assess the impact of reconstitution on student achievement and teacher mobility,…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Mixed Methods Research, Quasiexperimental Design, Academic Achievement
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