School Turnaround

"MIE fit perfectly with my goal of building the capacity of teachers and leaders in my corporation.” – David B. Smith, superintendent, Evansville Vanderburgh School, IN

We partner with states and districts nationwide to turn around low-performing schools by transforming their policies and structures.


MIE partners with school districts and state education agencies to redesign the way they support their lowest-performing schools, based on the premise that dramatically and systemically improving our nation’s failing schools happens first by fixing policies, structures and incentives surrounding state and local systems. This approach is outlined in The Turnaround Challenge, which MIE published in 2007 as a call-to-action on the need for intervention in America’s lowest-performing schools.

By focusing on a mutual commitment to dramatically improve student achievement through establishing clear goals and metrics, MIE positions its partners to build internal capacity and ensure the sustainability of interventions. When schools, districts and states partner with MIE, they join an effective practice network that connects them with other schools, districts and states across the country that are engaged in similar reform efforts.

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