Learning from Lawrence: Strategies for Turnaround Schools
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Research Presentation by
Josh Goodman, Harvard Kennedy School
Beth Scheuler, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Response and Discussion from
Jeffrey C. Riley, Superintendent/Receiver, Lawrence Public Schools
Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
In 2011, Massachusetts took over the Lawrence Public Schools. The state instituted a variety of reforms, including Acceleration Academies, reassignment of teachers, and new district leadership. As the state examines the possibility of school and district turnarounds, what lessons can be learned from the Lawrence experience. Have the reforms worked? Which reforms appear to be more effective?
Cosponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston.
When & Where
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston strives to improve the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections between the region’s scholars, students, and civic leaders. A university-wide entity housed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Institute pursues this mission by promoting emerging leaders, stimulating informed discussion, and producing new ideas. The Institute was founded and funded by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, which promotes emerging leaders in greater Boston.