The growing urgency to design schools that work, coupled with crippling state and local budget reductions, means it is more important than ever to make investments where it really matters. Our work has led to the discovery that the opposite is occurring: We see multiple examples of district operations and practices that perpetuate traditional school structures, creating barriers to the vision of excellent and innovative schools designed to meet the unique needs of their particular students. These misalignments are anything but intentional, but they require a deliberate, focused effort to identify the size of the problem and to correct it.
This guide offers practical guidance for school districts to remedy specific resource misalignments that prevent the effective implementation of strategic school designs.
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