Introducing the Education Reform Hub

ISSUE NUMBER ONE • JULY 2013

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Welcome to the 
Education Reform Hub!

This new monthly update from the U.S. Department of Education will alert readers to new resources that inform policy and practice across several areas of education reform. 

Highlighted Resources

Engaging Stakeholders
in Education Reform

Engaging Educators

More education agencies are reaching out to key audiences through social media, according to Measurable Success, Growing Adoption, Vast Potential: Social Media Use Among State and Local Education Agencies. The new report presents data concerning the ways that agencies are using social media to reach key stakeholder groups and engage with primary audiences.

Measuring Student Growth 

Measuring Student Growth

Race to the Top grantee States are taking new approaches to measure student growth. Targeting Growth: Using Student Learning Objectives as a Measure of Educator Effectiveness describes key elements and challenges of student learning objectives, providing examples and links to additional resources.

Effective Leaders
for Turnaround Schools

Effective Leaders

Bold leadership is critical for dramatically improving student performance in low-performing schools. The Principal Pipeline: Highlights of Efforts to Develop Effective Leaders for Turnaround Schools provides a snapshot of publicly available resources describing efforts across Race to the Top States to ensure that turnaround schools have effective leaders.

IN THIS ISSUE

This month we highlight three new publications — published through the Reform Support Network and U.S. Department of Education — focused on engagement of stakeholders, measuring student growth and school turnaround.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Explore toolkits, practical guides, case studies, summary briefs and highlights on key topics and issues that States identify as important to their work at the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Technical Assistance Resources Webpage.  

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