School Boards Driving Turnaround: Case Studies CST

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By Corbett, J., Rhim, L. M.

Publication 2016
School Boards Driving Turnaround: New Haven and Wichita Public Schools

Ongoing efforts to improve public education focus primarily on the role of teachers, principals, and superintendents and, to a lesser extent, on state and federal policymakers. Generally missing from the work is a substantive role for local school boards. In line with the Center on School Turnaround’s charge to support states’ efforts, CST sought to highlight districts engaged in focused turnaround efforts where their respective school boards played a key role in catalyzing, shaping, and supporting targeted improvement efforts. These Case Studies from the CST highlight districts in New Haven, CT and Wichita, KS engaged in focused turnaround efforts where their respective boards played a key role in catalyzing, shaping, and supporting targeted improvement efforts. They present information-rich examples that can inform state and district efforts to optimize the board’s role in school turnaround. These case studies can be used independently, but they are designed to be part of a year-long training program for local school boards, currently being piloted in Colorado and Indiana, which will launch nationally in Fall 2017.

View a related Webinar Archive from one of the authors on the Center on School Turnaround.

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Topic

Turnaround Capacity

Subtopic

Engaging Stakeholders

Audience

Districts
States