Utah Legislature tries to address struggling schools

Aug 18, 2016Report, Education

The School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act (and amended) came as follow-up legislation to the school grading system, which lawmakers enacted several years ago as a way to easily identify excelling and failing schools by giving them a letter grade, such as an A, an F or somewhere in between. Schools that score in the lowest 3 percent on the grading system will be required to take rigorous steps to improve their performance, including hiring outside leadership consultants, reporting to the State School Board the causes of their academic shortfall, and creating plans to address the problems.

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