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Document Number: 3244

State Strategies for Turning Around Low-Performing Schools - Improvements in low-performing schools are most successful when they involve state help at an early stage, according to this report. After examining the characteristics of high-performing schools, this report suggests five key policy actions to improve education systems. They include: (1) demanding results-based accountability, (2) ensuring efficient use of resources, (3) investing in quality professional development, (4) supporting extra learning opportunities and (5) creating incentives to reward performance. (Dane Linn, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, February 2001)...

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