The State Role in School Turnaround

Emerging Best Practices

Edited by:
Lauren Morando Rhim, LMR Consulting
Sam Redding, Academic Development Institute

Published 2014

With chapters written by leading researchers and practitioners actively engaged in the work, this Edited Volume examines the role of the state education agency in school turnaround efforts. An emphasis is placed on practical application of research and best practice related to the State Education Agency’s (SEA’s) critical leadership role in driving and supporting successful school turnaround efforts.

The Edited Volume is organized around the Center on School Turnaround’s four objectives, with sections devoted to each:

1. Create a Pro-Turnaround Statutory and Regulatory Environment
2. Administer and Manage Turnaround Efforts Effectively
3. Provide Targeted and Timely Technical Assistance to Local Educational Agencies and Schools
4. Advocate and Lead to Build Support for Local Turnaround Efforts

CONTENTS
Foreword, Bryan Hassel. Introduction to the State Role in School Turnaround: Emerging Best Practice, Lauren Morando Rhim and Sam Redding. Evolution of School Turnaround, Sam Redding and Lauren Morando Rhim. Section A: Advocate and Lead. Leveraging the Bully Pulpit: Optimizing the Role of the Chief State School Officer to Drive, Support, and Sustain Turnaround, Lauren Morando Rhim and Sam Redding. Engaging Local School Boards to Catalyze, Support, and Sustain School Turnaround, Lauren Morando Rhim. Section B: Create a Pro-Turnaround Environment. Successful School Turnarounds Through Labor–Management Partnerships: The Role for State Education Agencies, Ken Futernick and Adam Urbanski. Building Human Capital Pipelines: Examining the Role of the State Education Agency, Dennis Woodruff and Cyrillene Clark. The State’s Role in Supporting Data Use to Drive School Turnaround, Daniel Player, Michael Kight, and William Robinson. Section C: Administer and Manage State Turnaround. The State of the State: New SEA Structures for a New Approach to Turnaround, Justin Cohen and Alison Segal. State Approaches to Turnaround in ESEA Flexibility Plans, Carole Perlman and Susan Hanes. Leveraging Technology to Accelerate School Turnaround, Janet S. Twyman. Evaluating the State Turnaround Strategy, Daniel Aladjem. Section D: Provide Technical Assistance to LEAs and Schools. Engaging State Intermediate Agencies to Support School Turnaround, Eileen Reed and Sally Partridge. Navigating the Market: How State Education Agencies Help Districts Develop Productive Relationships With External Providers, Julie Corbett. Turnaround Communities of Practice: Addressing the Urgency, Kelly Stuart, Julie Duffield, and Sylvie Hale, with contributions by Anu Advani and Libby Rognier. Fostering Success for English Learners in Turnaround Schools: What State Education Agencies Need to Know and Be Able to Do, Robert Linquanti. Building Rural District Capacity for Turnaround, Sam Redding and Herbert J. Walberg. Big Sky Hope: How Montana’s SEA Supports Turnaround in American Indian Schools, Denise Juneau, Mandy Smoker Broaddus, and Deborah Halliday. Building Leadership Capacity in Native American Schools: The Principal Leadership Academy, Pam Sheley. Authors’ Biographies.