RFA Commentary Featured in Education Week

Despite lackluster results from the “Recovery” and “Achievement” school districts in Louisiana and Tennessee, both Pennsylvania and Georgia are poised to adopt sweeping school turnaround plans modeled in their image. RFA’s Kate Shaw and Adam Schott co-authored an op-ed on the topic in last Thursday’s print edition of Education Week, featured today on their homepage, with researchers from the Southern Education Foundation. In it, RFA makes the case that lawmakers should be wary of punitive, one-size-fits-all state takeovers and instead prioritize promising community-schools models and research-based strategies, such as extended-day learning, site-based health services, and quality early education to boost student achievement in underfunded and underperforming districts. Read more here.

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