New from Public Impact
Two New Turnaround Resources from Public Impact
The Big U-Turn, published in Education Next’s Winter 2009 issue, explains how turnarounds work across sectors and the implications for turnarounds in schools and districts. Illustrating their findings with key examples from private and public sector successes, the authors provide six essential leader actions and the elements of an environment conducive to turnarounds. Read the full article.
By Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel
The four resources in the Competencies for Turnaround Success Seriesclarify the most critical competencies—or patterns of thinking, feeling, speaking and acting—that enable people to be successful in attempts to transform schools from failure to excellence quickly and dramatically. Competencies may be used for selection, professional development, promotion, outplacement and, in more limited cases, pay. The series with associated toolkits is available here.
Developed by Lucy Steiner, Emily Ayscue Hassel, Bryan C. Hassel, Elizabeth Valsing and Sarah Crittenden
For more turnaround resources from Public Impact , visit: schoolturnarounds.org
Also New from Public Impact
Financial Incentives for Hard-to-Staff Positions: Cross-Sector Lessons for Public Education, developed for the Center for American Progress, provides cross-sector research on using financial incentives to recruit and retain teachers in hard-to-staff positions and potential implications of this approach. Full report available here.
By Julie Kowal, Bryan C. Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel
Corporations, Chamber and Charters, produced for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce, captures recent developments in the charter sector and the advice of business leaders and leading donors on how businesspeople can support high-quality charter schools. Find the guide here.
By Dana Brinson, Julie Kowal, and Bryan C. Hassel
A Commitment to Quality, a national charter school policy report developed for the U.S. Department of Education, provides a quality-driven vision for the future of the charter sector and outlines the steps necessary to achieve the vision. Read the full briefing here.
By Dana Brinson and Bryan C. Hassel
Revamping Education Data: Cutting-Edge Strategies from Other Sectors explores two trends that have revolutionized organizations in other sectors: mining the data generated by the daily activities of employees and customers, and tapping the “wisdom of crowds.” Appearing in a new book from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute entitled, A Byte at the Apple: Rethinking Education Data for the Post-NCLB Era, this paper explores the potential opportunities available for public education to tap into these effective strategies. Download the full chapter here.
By Bryan C. Hassel
Public Impact is a national education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, N.C. We are a small, growing team of researchers, thought leaders, tool-builders, and on-the-ground consultants who help education leaders and policymakers improve student learning in K-12 education. We believe that if we focus on a core set of promising strategies for change, we can make dramatic improvements for all students.
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The Big U-Turn: https://www.educationnext.org/the-big-uturn/
Competencies for Turnaround Success Series: https://publicimpact.com/school-turnarounds/turnarounds-within-schools/turnaround-competencies-and-actions-principals-and-teachers/
Hard-to-Staff Pay: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/11/pdf/hard_to_staff.pdf
Business Support for Charter Schools:http://www.uschamber.com/publications/reports/081020charterschools.htm
National Charter School Policy Briefing: http://www.ed.gov/admins/comm/choice/csforum/report.pdf
Data Mining and Crowd Wisdom: http://sites.google.com/a/publicimpact.com/shared-online-storage/Home/technology/DataStrategiesfromOtherSectors.pdf?attredirects=0
A Byte at the Apple: https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/byte-apple-rethinking-education-data-post-nclb-era