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Governance--Local/Mayoral Takeovers

"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)...

Lee High School: A Turnaround Success Story - Three years ago, Lee High School in Houston, TX was underperforming and in danger of closing. With its inclusion into the Apollo 20 program and bold leadership, Lee has become a model for a turnaround school success....

Turnaround Case Studies - This report describes early turnaround in six school districts and four education management organizations, and includes portraits of successful turnaround schools within each district or effort, as well as system-wide summaries....

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