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ADM701. School/District Turnaround Project

This course provides the instructional leader with current school and district improvement and turnaround school research as well as strategies for leading and evaluating staff in low performing schools, building and sustaining the Professional Learning Community, leading positive school culture and directing intervention programs for students in the achievement gap. An emphasis will be placed on working to transform education through research on effective staffing strategies, use of research and data to pinpoint instructional needs, SWOT analysis, intensive professional development to address adversity and diverse perspectives as well as incorporating an enriched curriculum including the arts. Each candidate will have direct diverse experiences in both university and school settings and with diverse populations.