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CULTIVATING CHANGE IN
SCHOOLS:


A DEEPER LOOK At QEIA IMPLEMENTATION

This report (the first in a five-part series) focuses on how the Quality Education Investment Act was implemented in participating schools and addresses the following four questions:

  1. What key strategies, initiatives and programs do schools implement as part of their participation in QEIA?
  2. How and to what extent did participating schools meet QEIA program requirements?
  3. What challenges did school stakeholders face in their implementation of QEIA?
  4. What are the perceived impacts of QEIA on school practices? What factors facilitated change at school sites?

Subsequent reports will provide promising practices from the reform that can be used to foster change in struggling schools; analyze the contextual factors at state, district, and local levels that influenced QEIA policy implementation; examine the role of teachers unions in education reform; and draw on lessons learned from QEIA to offer implications for subsequent reforms.

HIGHLIGHTED FINDINGS

 

INTRODUCTION

    Overview of Data Sources

 

OVERVIEW OF QEIA

    PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

    ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

KEY GOALS

    IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING

    FOSTERING TEACHER GROWTH

    ENHANCE STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT INSTRUCTION

 

KEY INITIATIVES AND STRATEGIES

    HIRING STAFF AND TEACHERS

    ENGAGING IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    SUPPORTING TEACHER COLLABORATION

    REDUCING CLASS SIZES

    IMPLEMENTING INTERVENTIONS

 

A DEEPER LOOK AT EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP

    QEIA-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

    ADMINISTRATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    CHARACTERISTICS OF EXEMPLARY ADMINISTRATORS

 

HARVESTING BRILLIANCE: ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

    SCHOOL GOALS & KEY IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES/INITIATIVES

    KEY CHALLENGES

    success drivers

 

CHALLENGES TO IMPLEMENTATION

    FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

    CSR LOGISTICS

    STAFFING & TURNOVER

    CULTIVATING COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

    BEGINNING COLLABORATION

    UNDERSTANDING QEIA.

    BALANCING RESPONSIBILITIES

    COMMUNITY CHALLENGES

 

PERCEIVED IMPACTS

    IMPROVED SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

    IMPROVED REPUTATION OF SCHOOLS

    IMPROVED SCHOOL CLIMATE

    IMPROVED PARENT INVOLVEMENT

 

CONCLUSIONS

Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.

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