Redefining the School District in America

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In this Fordham Institute publication, author Nelson Smith offers an overview of recovery school districts (RSD) in America. Smith’s paper begins with a summary of long-standing recovery districts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Michigan, and chronicles the spread of the RSD turnaround strategy to several different states across the country. The paper concludes with key takeaways for districts seeking to establish RSDs in their own states and state policymakers. (Look out for the brief mention of Connecticut’s Commissioner’s Network.)

Read it here.