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Document Number: 11085

"Extraordinary Authority Districts": Design Considerations - Framework and Takeaways - For states considering establishing Extraordinary Authority Districts (EADs) in which states gain legal authority to take over and operate underperforming schools or districts, early implementation states offer insights into takeover authority, funding and operations, and long-term viability. Highlighted are Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee. For those in the midst of implementation, advice is offered on best strategies for school operations, central office design, nonprofit partner roles, school selection and exit strategy. (Susan Kebschull Barrett, Christen Holly and Bryan C. Hassel, Public Impact and America Achieves, February 2014)...

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