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Blog: Lawrence Case Study release

Blog: Lawrence Case Study release

One of the things we hope to do at Empower Schools is inform the field by capturing and sharing practices that can drive success across education systems, communities and states. The turnaround of Lawrence Public Schools in Massachusetts is a project that we have been...
Blog: Finding “Good Dance Partners” in Salem

Blog: Finding “Good Dance Partners” in Salem

Salem News recently published this op-ed by Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll on the efforts underway to turnaround the Bentley Elementary School, Salem’s only Level 4 school. “Good dance partners make for better dancing,” Driscoll writes, “and we believe working with a good...

Blog: Extraordinary Authority Districts

In February 2013, America Achieves convened leaders of 5 “Extraordinary Authority Districts (EADs) – turnaround districts in which states  gain  legal  authority  to  take  over  and  operate  chronically underperforming schools and/or  districts. Empower Schools and...