Identifying, Selecting, and Retaining School Turnaround Leaders: Module Now Available

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San Francisco, CA – February 4, 2016 – A partnership of four education organizations studying issues surrounding school turnaround today announced the availability of the third and final installment of a professional learning module on school turnaround.

The module is designed to assist state and local education agencies in recruiting, selecting, developing, and supporting school turnaround leaders.

The four organizations — The Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, Public Impact, and the University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership —released the first two parts of the module in October 2015. Part 1 is “Understanding Turnaround Leader Competencies,” and part 2 is “Recruiting and Selecting Turnaround Leaders.”

Part 3 of the module, released today, is “Developing and Supporting Turnaround Leaders,” which focuses on the district’s role in supporting and developing turnaround leaders.

This last part of the module is available today on the Center for School Turnaround website.

As with parts 1 and 2, the material may be used and adapted to fit the needs of any given state or local context.

“The materials we’re announcing today are focused on the strategic role districts must play to ensure a robust human capital strategy to support the nation’s lowest performing schools,” says the Center on School Turnaround’s Director Carlas McCauley. “This complete set of resources should help state and local agencies in this pursuit. We stand ready to further assist wherever we can. ”

About WestEd

WestEd is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco. More information about WestEd is available at

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