Research Overview

Mass Insight’s 2007 Gates-funded report The Turnaround Challenge contributed significantly to the national debate that shaped the current emphasis on transformational change, significant investment, and a portfolio of management approaches. Most recently, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has referred to this report as the “bible” of school turnaround.

Mass Insight continues to lead the field in providing cutting-edge materials on the school turnaround space. We are pleased to provide access to a major new set of integrated tools to help states, districts and turnaround partner organizations “operationalize" The Turnaround Challenge framework, with its focus on Partnership Zones, embedded partners, and flexible operating conditions. Our work in this field is research-driven, yet provides real, implementable recommendations for our partners.

Our research falls within four categories:

1. The Turnaround Challenge

2. Tools for Turnaround

3. Turnaround in Action

4. Turnaround Forum

To view a full list of our publications, please click here.