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August 28, 2015

Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

July 17, 2015

Leader of Tennessee's State-Run School District to Resign

Citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership, Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic says he's "leaving confident that Tennessee's schools are better off today than when we began."

June 12, 2015

More States Are Creating Turnaround School Districts

Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.

June 09, 2015

City Year Schools Twice as Likely to See Math, English Boosts, Study Finds

A new evaluation shows promising results for a program pairing young adults with students in high-poverty schools.

May 06, 2015

States: Overhauling Staff Policies Is Toughest Work in 'Turnaround' Schools

Researchers report that in 2012, a total of 38 states reported significant gaps in their expertise when it came to school turnarounds. And that number didn't improve the next year.

April 27, 2015

When Should a State Consider a School Officially "Turned Around"?

Under NCLB waivers, states have to identify 5 percent of their lowest performing schools for major interventions. But that hasn't always gone super smoothly.

April 27, 2015

When Should a State Consider a School Officially "Turned Around"?

Under NCLB waivers, states have to identify 5 percent of their lowest performing schools for major interventions. But that hasn't always gone super smoothly.

March 25, 2015

Q&A: Arne Duncan Talks Testing, Turnarounds, and ESEA at Age 50

The U.S. Secretary of Education has about 18 months left in office and lots of initiatives up in the air, including school turnarounds, teacher evaluation, and an NCLB rewrite.

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