Featured Program

Center on School Turnaround

The Center on School Turnaround provides technical assistance and shares research-based practices and emerging promising practices to help states increase their capacity to support districts in turning around their lowest-performing schools.

Featured Series

Webinar Series on School Improvement Planning

This series highlights the implications of the recently released School Improvement Grant (SIG) requirements on school improvement planning and turnaround efforts across the country.


Blog: Turnaround In Action

In this post, David Farbman discusses the potential of the new SIG requirements to create high-quality, expanded-time in schools.

November 17, 2014

In this second installment of a 2-part blog post focusing on the state role in school turnaround, Bryan Hassel highlights the importance of “getting serious about talent”, “creating a real ‘or else’,” and “demanding sustainability.”

September 17, 2014

Explore our wide range of resources and tools.


Explore sets of targeted resources curated by school improvement specialists to address pressing school turnaround issues.


Find practical strategies, case studies, and research in a variety of formats, organized by school improvement/turnaround topic.


Engage with school improvement specialists and stakeholders on lessons learned, new ideas, and research related to school turnaround.

We support state, district, and school leaders working to turn around the nation’s lowest-achieving schools.

A project of the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, the STLC provides a range of school improvement resources, and connects users with specialists and other educators to share school turnaround research and promising practices.