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Achieving a New State: A Look at State Turnaround Districts

Achieving a New State: A Look at State Turnaround Districts

More places are experimenting with state-run initiatives to address chronically low-performing public schools. Converting such schools to charters is among the strategies these state-led districts employ. We showcase leading examples of the trend, including the Achievement School District in Tennessee. Observers also comment on the Louisiana Recovery School District and the Michigan Education Achievement Authority. How well are their strategies working?

Moderator: John Merrow, Learning Matters Speakers: Chris Barbic, Achievement School District of Tennessee; Andre Perry, Davenport University; Dan Varner, Excellent Schools Detroit

Recorded Monday, May 19 at Vanderbilt University during EWA’s 67th National Seminar.