6 takeaways from the Detroit summit on how to turn schools around
February 2, 2017
How do you turn around poor-performing schools? You address the social and emotional needs of students. You give teachers and principals more power to control their schools. You hire the best people to lead classrooms and schools. And you plan ... a lot.
These were some of the ideas experts shared during a summit held tonight at King High School in Detroit — a summit planned by officials with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Education Achievement Authority. About 200 people — a mix of parents, teachers, principals and administrators — attended. They heard from school leaders in Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tenn .; as well as Springfield Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools in Massachusetts. They also learned from principals from Detroit schools who shared some of their methods