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School Systems Leaders Fellowship Resources

Resources for Fellows attending the February 14 convening

Do these challenges sound familiar?

  1. A higher bar for student learning and greater student needs, which requires new ways of organizing resources and investment.
  2. Unsustainable cost structures that increase spending automatically and take dollars away from improving instruction.
  3. Flat or decreasing revenue. Or, if you’re lucky to have increasing revenue, it’s not clear what the best approach is to reinvesting those dollars to have the highest impact on students.

Your role as a district leader means you are confronting these challenges head-on every day. These tools and publications share key insights into resource allocation that you can apply to your own district, CMO, or state. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Professional Learning Diagnostic Tool: Does your school system have the conditions and practices in place to connect professional learning to the everyday work of teaching—and to a systemwide strategy for student success? Find out with this self-assessment tool.

  • Designing Schools that Work: Learn how to reorganize your resources to yield high-performing schools. This paper outlines the six essentials of what we call strategic school design.

  • Following the Dollars to the Classroom Door : See why strategic school design must be linked to a student-based budgeting funding model, and how to successfully implement it.
  • Igniting the Learning Engine: Connected Professional Learning: The introduction of college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) profoundly raises the bar for teaching and learning in American schools—and for professional development. Learn what four school systems are doing to rise to the challenge and how that is resulting in growth in student achievement, even as they work with large populations of high-need students.

What we covered in the February 14, 2018 convening

PowerPoint presentation:


ERS resources covered:

School Systems Leaders Fellowship Resources
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