This week, weâre running a Southern Education Desk series on turnaround schools: failing schools that have managed to pull themselves back from the edge and thrive. Statistics show the odds are stacked heavily against these schools, so how do they succeed and why?
Yesterday, we brought you the story of a turnaround school in rural Georgia. Today, we take you to East Tennessee, where reporter Christine Jessel has the story of one Knoxville school that climbed from the stateâs failing list to a Top Ten List in just three years. But it didnât happen without a lot of pain.
The Southern Education Desk is looking for more Turnaround Schools. Have you or anyone you know been a part of turning a school around? Weâd love to hear from you.
~ Christine Jessel, November 27, 2012
| Turnaround Schools: Alabama's George Hall, Vol. 1
| Turnaround Schools: Alabama's George Hall, Vol. 2
| Turnaround Schools: Mississippi
| Turnaround Schools: Georgia