AUSL: Turning Around Chicago Public Schools

March 3, 2010

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Chicago is at the epicenter of a school reform strategy that's being taken nationwide. It's called “The turnaround.” Those who favor the model say sometimes it's the only fix for chronically low-performing schools. Chicago's Board of Education approved another five schools for the radical strategy last week. Four of them will be handed over to the Academy of Urban School Leadership to run. AUSL is a nonprofit teacher training academy that works to turn around schools in Chicago. WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton talks with the Executive Director Dr. Donald Feinstein.

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