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Can State Intervention Spur Academic Turnaround?

(First published Spring 1998)

Worst Case: When Takeover Happens

State and local school officials who gathered in Nevada in Fall 1997 agreed that in extreme cases, academic takeover is warranted, on both constitutional and moral grounds. But they also agreed on the need for more information sharing and research to help the takeover agent. They shared the following bits of wisdom from hard experience:



This paper is an outgrowth of a Fall 1997 meeting co-sponsored by the State Education Improvement Partnership at the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Nevada Department of Education and WestEd

Written by Joan McRobbie, with input from other WestEd staff members, including Lisa Carlos, Stanley Rabinowitz and Paul Hood.



Hard copies of this paper are available for $4 each at WestEd. Contact Danny Torres at 415.615.3144 and ask for "Can State Intervention Spur Academic Turnaround?" published Spring 1998

For more information contact:

Joan McRobbie

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San Francisco Ca 94107

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