Connecticut district's efforts offer insight into turnaround

09/13/2010 | Harvard Education Letter

A look at the transformation process under way at schools in urban Hartford, Conn., provides insight into the realities of school-turnaround efforts. Under the leadership of district schools chief Steven Adamowski and his team of educators, the underperforming Hartford Public High School has been reorganized as three themed academies, and students are now making impressive gains on state tests. Such changes have been implemented at other struggling schools, with school leaders hoping the positive results will continue for the long term.

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