Publisher(s): Wallace Foundation
Funder(s): Wallace Foundation
Related Organization(s): Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy at University of Washington
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Area of focus: Teacher Quality and Leadership
This report summarizes results from a national study of how leaders in urban school district central offices can fundamentally transform their relationship with schools to support district wide teaching and learning improvement.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
=Creating direct, personal relationships between central office leaders and school principals is essential to helping principals become stronger leaders.
=Central offices as a whole must support the partnerships formed between their leaders and school principals.
=Other central office staff must shift their work to support teaching and learning improvement, including taking case management and project management approaches.
=Stewardship, or leadership to support the overall transformation process, is also essential to ensuring success.
=Creating a dynamic system for decision-making based on evidence is vital for continued transformation.
Geographic Focus: National
Subjects/Keywords: District leaders; principals; teacher improvement; central office; learning improvement; transforming schools
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