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Balancing Act: State and District Roles in School Improvement Under ESSA

By Lenay Dunn, Eric Ambroso


Six State Strategies for Supporting School Improvement

The purpose of this brief from the Center on School Turnaround (CST) at WestEd is to provide examples of how states and districts are working together to improve low-performing schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

This brief includes a description of state and district roles in school improvement based on an analysis of 23 state ESSA plans.

It also provides examples, based on interviews, of how 10 states are carrying out those roles.