On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I discuss how to use data and overhaul traditional school practices in order to foster successful school turnarounds. With more than $4 billion being spent on school turnarounds, it is critical to use student test performance and improve the quality of school leadership in order to fix failure mills and mediocre schools.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download directly to your iPod, Zune, MP3 player, smartphone, Nook Color or Kindle.  Also, subscribe to the podcast series. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, the Education Podcast NetworkZune Marketplace and PodBean. Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software and Google Reader.