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Archived Webinar

Assessing District Readiness for Turnaround

Recorded on July 22, 2015

Often, school turnaround efforts focus only on the school’s structure and leadership. Rarely do policymakers or practitioners think about school turnaround as a system-level issue requiring fundamental changes in district-level practice to establish the conditions for school turnaround to succeed.

This webinar showcases a strategy developed to guide state education agencies and districts in assessing district readiness to support school turnaround.

The webinar draws on the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd’s recent publication, District Readiness to Support School Turnaround, and provides examples of implementation.


  • William Robinson, Executive Director, Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education, University of Virginia
  • Will Rumbaugh, Director for School Improvement, Georgia Department of Education

This webinar was hosted by the School Turnaround Learning Community, a project of the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd.

Webinar Presenter(s):

William Robinson University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education
Will Rumbaugh Georgia Department of Education

Materials from the Webinar