Turning around a state’s lowest performing schools is a widely recognized challenge. Low-performing schools and districts can benefit from partnering with high-quality, external organizations that are experts in implementing and sustaining evidence-based turnaround strategies. However, these schools and districts typically have few opportunities to engage with educational experts and find the customized support needed for their specific challenges. This is where states can play a supportive role.
This brief outlines the key strategies states can use for connecting districts with high-quality school turnaround partners. It also spotlights three states that have successfully implemented these strategies.