Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Are Bad Schools Immortal?

If you're in DC on Feb. 2nd, you won't want to miss this Fordham Institute panel on "Are Bad Schools Immortal?"  Jeanne Allen and Diane Ravitch will be on a panel together – now THAT I would like to see!  The invite and RSVP link are at the end of this email


On February 2 (Groundhog Day!), please join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for an important discussion:

Are Bad Schools Immortal?

February 2, 2011
3:30 PM–5:00 PM

Reception to follow

Registration opens at 3:00 PM

Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

or call 202-223-5452

This event will be webcast live on the Thomas B. Fordham Institute website. No need to sign up to watch it—simply go to our website at 3:30 PM and click on the link provided.

When it comes to low-performing schools, we seem to be witnessing the same thing over and over—not unlike the classic movie, Groundhog Day.

A recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute tracked about 2,000 low-performing schools and found that the vast majority of them remained open and remained low-performing after five years. Very few were significantly improved. So, are failing schools fixable?

Join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for a lively and provocative debate about that question. Fordham VP Mike Petrilli will moderate, and the discussion will be informed, in part, by Fordham's study, Are Bad Schools Immortal? The Scarcity of Turnarounds and Shutdowns in Both Charter and District Sectors.

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