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Blog: School and District Turnaround in Lawrence

Blog: School and District Turnaround in Lawrence

On the day that the most recent MCAS data is to be released by DESE and a day after Secretary Arne Duncan visited, this article looks at the progress being made in one of the most innovative district turnarounds in the country, Lawrence, MA. The upward trajectory of...

Blog: The future of school autonomy in Boston

Boston, of all urban school districts, is probably best known for its stability and its predilection for its incremental, don’t-rock-the-boat approach to school improvement. Boston was the first ‘modern’ governance conversion from an elected school committee to...