Serving in a leadership role can be very lonely. The most significant challenge that every leader faces is dealing with the isolation that the position often entails, especially when leading an organization through a crisis.
Our education leaders have been under siege throughout the pandemic. Beyond the normal complexity of leading an educational institution, education leaders have had to respond to the impact of the pandemic on schooling. Additionally, educational leaders have had to respond to the challenges associated with ensuring every learner is supported in an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Every moment of every day, education leaders face a myriad of decisions that have significant implications on learners, educators, parents, and communities. The stakes for our educational leaders have never been higher.
Given the myriad of challenges our leaders face every day, it is our collective responsibility to support education leaders in meeting these challenges. Every institution must be able to uniquely pursue and achieve its goals and expectations for its learners. In this edition you will find:
- Helping School Boards Lead
- Language Matters When Describing Achievement
- A Courageous Approach to School Improvement: Teacher Agency and Voice
- The Meaning of Standards
- Don’t Lead Alone
- High School Graduation Trends in the Years Ahead
- From State Takeover to Turnaround
We know that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to continuous improvement, but we can strive to build communities of support around leaders to help schools leverage their capabilities and build capacities to engage in the process of improvement so that the institution can grow their learners, teachers, and leaders.
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