Over 60 of the nation’s leading school turnaround practitioners will gather tomorrow outside of Boston to wrestle with the challenges of scaling turnaround success on the district level. After a day visiting two inspiring turnaround schools in Boston (Orchard Gardens and English High School) the summit will begin with a “Gallery Walk” featuring posters that compare approaches from 6 different districts and one charter group. After dinner the first panel digs into the different philosophies and implications behind the choices districts are making.
Friday will feature small group discussions on specific challenges such as building a strong teaching force for turnaround schools, securing a principal “pipeline” or using data effectively. Jason Snyder, Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education will provide keynote speech at lunch discussing the Federal role in turnaround.
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If these are issues that you’re struggling with, let us know by leaving a comment or send us a tweet @ERStrategies. Follow highlights of the discussion on Twitter by searching the event hashtag #ersta. And be sure to check this blog following the summit, as we will be posting summaries of the panel, pdfs of the posters, and—we hope—video clips.