Foreword by Michael J. Petrilli and Amber M. Northern Report by Sara Mead and Ashley LiBetti Mitchel Download the full report ,...
By Elizabeth Haydel and Sheila Byrd Carmichael The need for standards-aligned curricula is the most cited Common Core challenge...

Turnaround Districts: Lessons from Louisiana, Tennessee, and Michigan

June 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

So-called “turnaround school districts,” inspired by Louisiana’s Recovery School District and its near-clone in Tennessee, have been gathering steam, with policymakers calling for them in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and other states scattered from coast to coast.

But just how promising are...

Robert Schwartz
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Ashley LiBetti Mitchel
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