Lead with transparency and integrity

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Being clear about who makes various decisions and enacting those decisions with integrity is key to effective leadership. One of the least understood aspects of school systems is decision making. Who decides what gets taught and how many tests there are? How are students assigned to schools or allowed to attend specialized schools? How are [...]

Strategic thinking about change

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Strategies must be ever evolving in service of the changes they’re intended to support. A suburban district has seen its demographics change considerably over the past decade. With more poor students and more English language learners and the advent of new state standards, literacy scores in the district have plummeted. The superintendent has given her [...]

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