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In 2004, Kuss Middle School became the first school declared "Chronically Underperforming" by the state of Massachusetts. But by 2010, Kuss had transformed itself into a model for schools around the country seeking a comprehensive turnaround strategy. Kuss is using increased learning time as the primary catalyst to accelerate learning, deepen student engagement, and improve instruction, and has become a rare example of a school on the path to successful turnaround. This is their story.

Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness, School Turnaround, Middle Schools, Pupil Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Time Factors (Learning), State Aid, State Programs, Educational Policy, State Policy, School Schedules, Extended School Day, Enrichment Activities, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Educational Indicators

Massachusetts 2020. 24 School Street 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108. Tel: 617-723-6747; Fax: 617-723-6746; Web site: http://www.mass2020.org

Author: Massachusetts 2020

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=232&id=ED534905

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