Gates Publishes Lessons Learned on Turnaround

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made a strategic pivot of late, but their work over the last decade on school turnaround arguably has been the greatest source of information on what does and doesn’t work in the turnaround space.  The Foundation just published a series of guides that represent their aggregate lessons learned in the space.  In the words of Vicki Phillips, the Foundation’s domestic education head:

“The “This School Works for Me” guides are not meant to serve as a recipe for high school transformation – work that is hard, complex, highly situational, and constantly evolving.  Rather, they provide a set of common considerations for leadership teams and analysts, complete with descriptions of how other districts tackled specific aspects of the problem.  Every district has its own puzzle to solve; these guides provide some examples for how the pieces might fit together.”

Definitely check these out!

One Response to Gates Publishes Lessons Learned on Turnaround

  1. Kathleen Smith says:

    These are timely for Virginia. The office of school improvement in Viirginia is working with UVA, the Virginia School Board Association and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents to develop training for local school boards on how to use policy to
    increase the graduation rate. Thanks for the link.

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