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Partnership for Leaders in Education Turnaround Specialist Program

C3 and SC3 at the University of Oklahoma are proud to support the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) in the University of Virginia (UVA) Darden School of Business/Curry School of Education Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) Turnaround Specialist Program. 

This program uses a systemic approach by working with school-, district-, and state-level leadership teams to help them build the internal capacity necessary to support and sustain effective school turnarounds and innovative thinking from business and education to address the challenges and needs of education leaders that are in charge of turning around our nation’s lowest-performing schools. Participants in the program commit to completing an intense two-year program that focuses on two components: high-impact school leaders and district capacity/conditions that support change. Positive results have been shown already; schools in this program have experienced substantial improvements in performance on standardized tests. This past year, the program was expanded to include a strand specifically designed for SEA executive teams to strengthen their organizational capacity to lead statewide improvement and reform initiatives.

For more information on OSDE and this program go to:

For more information on CDE and this program go to:  Colorado Turnaround Leadership Program (2015)

For more information regarding the UVA Darden-Curry PLE program go to: