Saturday, November 5, 2011

Turning around

Some excellent points here  from Philadelphia on turnaround schools:

The District should be convening public discussions and working seriously to address several key, unanswered questions:
  • Have communities embraced the educational models?
  • Are we seeing indicators of academic improvement on measures besides state tests?
  • What are the pros and cons of shuffling entire teaching staffs?
  • What must happen to sustain improvements over time?
  • Can some of these models be scaled up? How will we pay for that?
    How can we ensure that the students with greatest need are served? 
Also, I really hope someone's looking into that allegation of bullying leadership. That's no good.

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