School System 20/20 addresses the challenge to seize this incredible moment of rapid change to transform the way school districts use resources—people, time, and money—so that every school succeeds for every child. In collaborating with urban districts across the country, we have identified seven strategies to help you transform your school systems starting with the resources you have today. And we have developed tools and examples to get you started.
This series of checklists is part of the set of tools and examples we are creating to help you get started. The list of checklists will continue to grow until we have a set of guiding principles for each of the sevent strategies.
- Teaching Checklist: Teacher Leadership and Career Pathways Too often, district efforts to create teacher leadership roles don’t last past the pilot phase. This checklist defines key steps to successful, sustainable, and scalable career pathways that strengthen school leadership, accelerate teacher and student learning, and enrich the teaching career.
- Funding Checklist: District Budget Development To achieve transformational change so that every school can succeed for every student, the budget process needs to evolve and be integrated into the district’s strategic development and review. This checklist provides an overview of this strategic budget development process with specific steps to get there.
- School Design Checklist: Creating a Strategic Master Framed within the goals that effective strategic schedules should accomplish, this checklist is a resource for school leaders and their teams to use when planning, creating, and vetting their master schedules. The goals in this checklist are based on the publication Designing Schools that Work.