Administration looks to outside experts for N.J. school turnaround strategies

The Council for Chief State School Officers, the national association of state education commissioners and superintendents best known for developing the Common Core Standards, has entered into a $1.55 million contract with New Jersey’s education department to find ways to improve the lowest of the state’s low performing schools.

NJ Spotlight’s John Mooney reports the project will be two-pronged, with the establishment of the state’s Regional Achievement Centers (RACs) and the study of long-term interventions for schools that still haven’t improved.

The CCSSO project will be funded by The Broad Foundation, an organization based in California that NJ Spotlight reports is known for its reform philosophy and leadership efforts.

You can read more about the project on the NJ Spotlight website.

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