The 13, among the worst-performing in the district, will see a mix of more class time, new principals, new teachers, retrained teachers and special attention to the weakest areas of the school and the greatest needs of its students.
District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon won't say yet what the exact plan is for each school or point to specific needs for each. Instead, he'll present those to teachers, staff and families in separate meetings for each school next month.
The district is labeling the 13 schools, eight of which are rated in Academic Emergency by the state (A previous version of this story incorrectly said that all the schools were in Academic Emergency. Collinwood High School, John Adams High School, Lincoln-West High School, and Robinson G. Jones and Walton schools were rated in Academic Watch on their latest state report cards.) and 10 of which failed to pass even one of the measures the state uses to grade schools, as "investment schools." (See document below.) The district plans to designate more schools for turnaround in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.