By Paola Gilliam and Sharon Kebschull Barrett When a school struggles to support student learning year after year, schools need dramatic changes, but for too long the choice seemed to be to close the school or attempt an internal turnaround. How has the third option—restarting a school with the same students but with a new […]
Did Indianapolis students do better after struggling schools were restarted? A new study takes a look.
Chalkbeat, November 1, 2019, by Stephanie Wang When Indianapolis Public Schools “restarted” chronically struggling schools, students who stayed under the new management sometimes made smaller gains on tests compared to their classmates who left, a new study finds. Over time, however, students at the restarted schools closed some of the gaps. The study by Public […]
The Impact of School Restarts: Lessons from Four Indianapolis Schools
Report considers the impact of four charter school restarts in Indianapolis.
The New Frontier Public Charter Schools as a Tool to Transform Education in Clark County
Report examines how Clark County used charter schools to transform educational options for all students, especially those who need them most.
The Achievement School District: Lessons from Tennessee
Case study examines strategies used by the Achievement School District in Memphis.
Ten Years in New Orleans Public School Resurgence and the Path Ahead
Report describes the transformation of public education in New Orleans and considers needed improvements for the next decade.
Expanding District Capacity to Turn Around Failing Schools: An Evaluation of the Cameron Middle School Charter Conversion
Report details the conversion of a school’s operation from the district to a charter management organization in Nashville.
The Role of Charter Restarts in School Reform
The report examines how charter restarts fit within the larger context of charter school quality and accountability.
New Orleans-Style Education Reform: A Guide for Cities
Guide helps cities interested in dramatically growing their charter school sectors as part of an effort to turn around persistently low-performing urban school systems.
Starting Fresh in Low-Performing Schools: A New Option for School District Leaders Under NCLB
First report in a series on “starting fresh” describes the options of initiating a charter school or hiring an outside school manager.
Try, Try Again: Tripling The Number of Fixed Failing Schools Without Getting Any Better at Fixing Schools
Study examines if faster “retry rates” – one or two years – can make the cumulative success rate in failing schools much higher.
Tough Decisions: Closing Persistently Low-Performing Schools
Report discusses the lessons district officials in four urban districts learned about the school closure process.