Now that we are starting to see more staff churn in the name of turnaround—such as was explained by Toni Konz in this Louisville Courier-Journal piece this week—I imagine (I hope) reporters will pursue comprehensive stories about what reforms look like from that point. How are the new teachers selected? How do you go about changing culture? How are all the educators in the building trained for the new challenge? Are there real-life changes in the way business is conducted day to day? Etc.
Yet another piece worth exploring: Those teachers who were removed—where did they land, and is there is any attempt to help them do better at their next schools? Maybe those schools are not in the lowest 5 percent of poor performers, but they still house children that need to learn.