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Ryan Jackson, Kathleen; Fixsen, Dean; Ward, Caryn – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) and the National Center for School Turnaround (2018) published the "Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: An Implementation Framework" as a companion to the Center for School Turnaround's (2017) recent publication of "The Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: A Systems…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Program Implementation, School Districts
Redding, Sam; McCauley, Carlas; Ryan Jackson, Kathleen; Dunn, Lenay – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
In recent years, rapid school improvement--known most commonly as school turnaround--has emerged as the chief focus of dramatic and systemic efforts aimed at giving students better schools. To assist states, districts, and schools in leading or managing these efforts, in 2017 the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd developed "Four Domains…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, Talent Development, Instructional Effectiveness
McCauley, Carlas; Cashman, Joanne – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2018
As researchers, decision-makers, and practitioners focus on continuous improvement in education, local-level change is gaining importance. Yet, many local school improvement efforts fail to be fully implemented. Even those that are fully implemented often fail to sustain improvements because the schools are embedded in systems that face multiple…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Stakeholders, School Districts
Meyers, Coby V.; Redding, Sam; Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; McCauley, Carlas; Dunn, Lenay; Chapman, Katy; Ambroso, Eric; Chen-Gaddini, Min – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2017
The Center on School Turnaround at WestEd has developed a framework to assist states, districts, and schools in leading and managing rapid improvement efforts. The framework shares, in practical language, the critical practices of successful school turnaround in four domains, or areas of focus, that research and experience suggest are central to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Models, Systems Approach
Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Meyers, Coby V. – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2017
Identifying and maintaining talent is important in any organization, but in a low-performing school, it is perhaps "the" most important component to achieving turnaround. Given the importance of teachers and leaders for students and schools, districts and states are wise to hone their efforts related to identifying, attracting,…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Identification, Personnel Selection, Principals
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2016
Much has been written on the subject of school turnaround, but relatively little about how to "pay for" turnaround-related work. Turning around low-performing schools not only requires changing instructional and related practices, but changing spending patterns as well. Too often education dollars are spent on the same costs from…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Federal Aid, State Agencies, Funding Formulas
Biscoe, Belinda; Wilson, Kirk – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This paper connects the dots between arts integration, students' personal competencies, and school turnaround. Its thesis is that by intertwining art forms and methods with content in all subject areas, students learn more about art and the other subjects and build their personal competencies for learning. The paper includes the story of an…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, School Turnaround, Theses, Competency Based Education
Redding, Sam; Dunn, Lenay; McCauley, Carlas – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
The purpose of this guide is to provide states, districts, and schools with information and support to prepare applications for 2015-2016 School Improvement Grants (SIGs). The guide includes tools, checklists, and questions for SEAs and LEAs aligned with the revised SIG requirements, primarily focused on how to leverage the "planning…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Grants, Federal Aid, School Turnaround
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Regulation, Educational Practices, School Turnaround
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Principals, Mentors, Public Education
Redding, Sam; Dunn, Lenay; McCauley, Carlas – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
School Improvement Grants (SIGs) are authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The grants are made to state education agencies (SEAs), and the SEAs award competitive subgrants to local education agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate: (1) the greatest need for the funds; and (2) the strongest…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Grants, Federal Aid, Program Proposals
Connors-Tadros, Lori; Dunn, Lenay; Martella, Jana; McCauley, Carlas – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2015
A significant body of research shows that achievement gaps evident in persistently low-performing schools, in many instances, manifest prior to children entering kindergarten. High-quality early learning programs have proven to demonstrate positive effects on closing academic gaps both for individual children and in the aggregate for the school.…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Grants, Federal Aid, Case Studies
Player, Daniel; Hambrick Hitt, Dallas; Robinson, William – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2014
This guide provides state education agencies (SEAs) and districts (LEAs) with guidance about how to assess the district's readiness to support school turnaround initiatives. Often, school turnaround efforts focus only on the school's structure and leadership. Rarely do policymakers or practitioners think about school turnaround as a system-level…
Descriptors: School Districts, Readiness, School Turnaround, Leadership
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2014
This paper, written by strategic partner of the Center on School Turnaround (CST), Julie Corbett, provides research and examples on England's approach to turning around its lowest performing schools. The English education system utilizes private vendors to support chronically low-performing schools and districts. The introduction is followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Turnaround, Educational Policy, Private Sector
Corbett, Julie – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2014
This brief is one in a series highlighting state policies, regulations, practices, laws, or other tools intended to create the necessary conditions for school and/or district turnaround. Each brief includes an overview of the relevant turnaround tool, its development process, its impact, and lessons learned that could assist other education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, School Districts
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