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A 90% graduation rate would yield $1.8 billion in local, state, and federal taxes according to a study last year by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Key to reaching that goal will be turning around the nation's lowest performing schools. This month, Arne Duncan targeted that goal with a new $15 million initiative to place AmeriCorps volunteers into turnaround schools. ERS' School System 20/20 Toolkit has several resources that explore what it takes for districts to lead successful turnaround efforts. Use the resources below to explore promising efforts underway and get help thinking through a strategy to get there. 


TOOL TIP: Winning Hold'em Hand on Turnaround

Watch this video and see how School Budget Hold'em can help you find turnaround dollars even when budgets are tight. View video�
Video: Turnaround in Action

See two innovative and effective approaches to turnaround in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. 

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Turnaround District Case Studies 

Explore how six large urban districts and four education management organizations are tackling school turnaround. 




Turnaround at Scale Summit Briefs 
District leaders and principals gathered to discuss strategies for turnaround at the system level. Learn what they found in the first brief; and in the second, get their perspective on the critical question: How can districts build lasting change that improves student performance for all schools? 
Turnaround Resource Guide 
Dive into the data and be strategic. What does each school need? What does each school get now? What are the right intervention strategies for each school? This guide takes you step-by-step through a powerful analysis process. 


ERS Commentary in Education Week

How will your district attract high-performing teachers and get them to sign on...and stay on? Learn how�



Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping urban school systems organize talent, time, and money to create great schools at scale.

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