Turning Around Low-Achieving Schools: A Blueprint for Reform

SEDL Headquarters
SEDL Headquarters in Austin, TX

In July 2010, SEDL hosted a forum on school improvement and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This meeting was intended to provide an opportunity for teams from state departments of education to learn more about the ESEA Blueprint through a presentation from, and discussion with, Dr. Carl Harris, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education and Ms. Kandace Jones, Special Assistant for School Turnaround at the U.S. Department of Education.

The forum provided opportunities for educators in Texas and the states in the Southeast region to learn more about the six priority areas in the ESEA Blueprint through presentations and discussions with national experts and state and local education agency representatives who are actively engaged in practical applications in these reform areas.

The meeting was co-sponsored by the Southeast Comprehensive Center and the Texas Comprehensive Center at SEDL. Learn more about SEDL.

Objectives

*Increase understanding of research on turning around persistently low-performing schools
*Increase understanding of the key recommendations of the U.S. Department of Education's A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
*Increase knowledge of research-based practices and ideas for practical implementation related to the six priority areas in A Blueprint for Reform
*Identify coordinated, leveraged actions aligned with the six priority areas in A Blueprint for Reform that states might take to support districts in turning around persistently low-performing schools
*Increase networking among state department of education staff who support districts in turning around persistently low-performing schools and in implementing ESEA

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Education’s A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on their Website.

Event Location:
SEDL Headquarters | Map
4700 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

Event Dates
July 21-22, 2010