District Management Journal
People are truly a school district's most valuable resource. One of the most important keys to unlocking the potential of a district's human capital is through improving the effectiveness of teams. In this issue, our Spotlight focuses on teams; we discuss the powerful levers that can drive performance outcomes, enhance professional development, and improve district culture.
Also in this issue:
Interview: Now a senior vice president of News Corporation's Education Division, Peter Gorman, former superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC), reflects on his successes at CMS and shares his vision for the future of education and the role of technology in that transformation.
Case Study: The Hamilton County Department of Education (TN) was an early and innovative mover in its pursuit of a new teacher evaluation system. This case study examines the progress and challenges in the second year of implementation.
Commentary: Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools (FL) Dr. Ed Pratt-Dannals provides insights into the realities and ramifications of a constitutional amendment mandating class-size maximums in the state of Florida. He discusses the tough decisions and tradeoffs that he and his district have had to make in response.