On Monday, June 29, the Fordham Institute hosted a discussion on turnaround school districts. Will these state-run districts, first launched in Louisiana but beginning to spread, be able to turn around failing schools? What does their growth mean for school governance?
The panel included Chris Barbic, Superintendent, Tennessee’s Achievement School District; Veronica Conforme, Chancellor, Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority; Patrick Dobard, Superintendent, Louisiana’s Recovery School District; and Nelson Smith, Author, “Redefining the School District in America.” Fordham Institute President Michael J. Petrilli moderated.
Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance