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President’s Education Forum
February 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
The presentation for the forum will discuss “School and District Turnarounds: Lessons from California” by Dr. Katharine Strunk, professor and Clifford E. Erickson Chair in Education in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University.
In this presentation, Dr. Strunk will discuss lessons learned from two different school turnaround reforms enacted in California, the District Assistance and Intervention Team (DAIT) program that was implemented as a part of the technical assistance requirement under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Public School Choice Initiative (PSCI). Based on longitudinal mixed-methods studies of these two reforms, Dr. Strunk will present evidence of how and when school and district turnaround reforms have been successful, and provides suggestions applicable to Michigan state agencies and districts to structure turnaround interventions that foster improvements in low-performing schools.