When Bold Steps Are Needed: What Does it Really Take to Turn Around Schools?
- Presenter: Andrew Calkins, Senior Vice President, Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, talks about their groundbreaking new national research: The Turnaround Challenge: Why America's Best Opportunity to Dramatically Improve Student Achievement Lies in Our Worst Performing Schools.
- Interviewer/moderator: Susan Burr, CEO, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), provides basic info about California's schooland district intervention programs.
- Discussant: Randolph Ward, Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education, responds to these bold new intervention ideas from his own experience in California.
In addition to this discussion, the Forum included the following sessions:Presentation Slides:
- Click here to see Andrew Calkins' presentation slides.
- Click here to see Sue Burr's presentation slides.
What does it take to turn around schools and districts?
- Worthy Goals, Limited Success: Intervention Programs in California
This 16-page EdSource report looks at the history and evaluations of the state's intervention programs.
- Turnaround Challenge
Mass Insight Education & Research Institute is an independent non-profit that organizes public schools, higher education, business, and state government to significantly improve student achievement. This report focuses on school turnaround design.
- Managing More Than a Thousand Remodeling Projects: School Restructuring in California
This national policy group looks, in a Feb. 2008 report, at California's turn-around efforts in response to NCLB.
Click here to find substantive background resources related to all the topics discussed at the 2008 Forum.
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