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  • “System leaders must ensure that families…understand what schools are doing to improve teaching and learning.”

    Can you elaborate this point? Should schools change based upon feedback from families? Or should families just “understand what schools are doing to improve teaching and learning”?

    In short, what is the responsibility of system leaders to listen?

  • Jstarr2

    Thanks for reading and commenting Nick! Schools shouldn’t necessarily change what they’re doing broadly, but they have an obligation to both engage parents/families in learning what the overall change will mean and what it means for their child in particular (and how the individual child’s needs will be met if there’s a concern). As per a previous column I wrote, most parents are silent and reasonable and want an explanation about how changes will affect them. System leaders need to spend most of their time listening and asking the right questions, as far as I’m concerned.

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