Inside School Turnarounds

Inside School Turnarounds

Urgent Hopes, Unfolding Stories

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Harvard Education Pr
This book sheds new light on one of the most misunderstood elements of public education: the school turnaround. The author reviews real-life examples of turnaround programs as experienced by teachers, administrators, and policy makers.

Inside School Turnarounds uses on-the-ground reporting and up-to-the-minute research to provide a compelling and insightful exploration of the work of school turnarounds.

The quest for school improvement is old. The demand for dramatic, immediate school improvement is new. Even as President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan commit $4.3 billion to making 5,000 of the nation’s worst-performing schools better now, few people know what that really looks like—or how it actually works. How do school and district leaders enact rapid and meaningful reform that truly transforms the lives and learning of their students?

Veteran education journalist Laura Pappano gathers stories, ideas, emerging practices, and honest admissions about what has worked and what hasn’t for schools and districts caught in midstream as they navigate this uncertain journey. In the voices of administrators, teachers, children, and parents, Pappano’s book captures the joys and frustrations, passions and challenges of those responding to the unprecedented demands being placed on—and embraced by—turnaround schools.

Inside School Turnarounds is part of the Harvard Education Letter Impact series.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, c2010
ISBN: 9781934742747
Characteristics: xv, 184 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Inside school turnarounds


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