December 2015

Despite the numerous past failures of “takeover” school districts to sustain positive school outcomes throughout the country, in 2015 the Georgia State Legislature passed legislation to create state-run school districts comprised of the state’s lowest-performing schools. This report from AISR and the Southern Education Foundation advocates for a proven, alternative approach that involves those most affected: students, teachers, and families. The report describes eight research-based measures that spell success for all students in all schools, in contrast to the destabilization, deepened segregation, and widening of achievement gaps in schools under state control.  

Related news:

Annenberg Institute & The Southern Education Foundation Present Collaborative Solution to Replace Takeover Approach
AISR press release 12/17/15

Can Community Schools Dampen the School Takeover Fever?
By Brenda Alvarez, NEAToday 12/18/15