SPOTLIGHT Reports ...

The Education Week Spotlight on Supporting School Improvement is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:
  • Supporting school performance through academic and nonacademic factors
  • New state and local authority on school turnarounds
  • How ESSA redefines evidence on programs and policy
  • Successful lessons from School Improvement Grants
You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to measure at least one nonacademic factor, such as student engagement, when tracking schools' performance.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The new federal K-12 law still requires states to identify their worst-performing schools, but states and districts have great leeway in how to turn them around.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act takes a more flexible, more nuanced approach to assessing the research evidence for educational programs and policies.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
With the hands-on federal role in education policy set to scale back, states and districts examine ways to step up with their own approaches.
December 30, 2015 - Quality Counts
School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week