Hearings for Underperforming Schools Underway

By Andrew Pillow

As per state law, local under-performing schools are participating in hearings to determine the next steps.

Technically decisions are not formally made at the hearings but the options are:

1.       Release the school from “turnaround status”.

2.       Continue working with the school as is.

3.       Give the school a new operator

4.       Give the school back to the district as an “innovation network school”

The turnaround program has had its criticisms and difficulties.

Schools are typically eyed for potential turnaround after failing to meet adequate yearly progress for a certain number of years.

Read more and see the hearing dates here.


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.