The Education Exchange: School District Turnaround in Massachusetts



By 01/29/2018

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State interventions to improve struggling local school districts have a mixed record, but in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a state takeover seems to be turning things around.

Paul E. Peterson talks with Beth Schueler about her new report, “School District Turnaround: Learning from Leadership in Lawrence, Massachusetts.”

Jeff Riley, the state-appointed superintendent who led the turnaround in Lawrence, will be Massachusetts’s next education commissioner, the state board has announced.

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