District Management Journal
This issue of District Management Journal highlights a spectrum of innovations that focus on improving student achievement while carefully considering resource allocation. Our Spotlight details the shifting focus from teacher quality to teacher effectiveness, which encompasses the instructional core of a district’s operations. We explore how to assess teacher effectiveness and how to align systems such as recruiting and professional development.
Also in this issue:
Interview: Author of the widely acclaimed Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov shares his thoughts on recruiting, teacher training and coaching, and creating a culture that promotes constant improvement.
Commentary: Springfield Public Schools (MA) Superintendent Dr. Alan Ingram shares with us his approach and the tools he is using to realign his infrastructure and increase leadership capacity to drive change and improve student achievement in his district.
Commentary: The need to equip our students with 21st-century skills is an increasingly popular refrain. But, is it possible to align an entire school district to deliver on this? Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VA) Superintendent Dr. James Merrill shares how his district is transforming its operations and programs to equip students for this new era.
Case Study: Realizing that a lack of understanding and awareness persisted among stakeholders regarding budget cuts, Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) embarked on a proactive, data-driven approach to strengthen its communications to better engage the community.
Case Study: Simsbury Public Schools (CT) Superintendent Diane Ullman’s focus on continuous improvement led her to conduct an in-depth review of special education programs and to innovate systemwide to better serve special education students and utilize district resources.Download