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Ingredients for a Successful District

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The Annenberg Institute for School Reform has created a portfolio of tools for districts to use in redesigning themselves for better student results. Here are the areas in which the institute suggests districts concentrate:

  • Adopting a budgeting system that allocates money to schools based on the number of students enrolled and their specific needs.
  • Reviewing central-office functioning to better support schools.
  • Embracing generally accepted principles of teaching and learning.
  • Developing effective external partnerships.
  • Finding, deploying, and keeping the best teachers and school leaders.

Source: "School Communities That Work for Results and Equity," from the Annenberg Institute's School Communities That Work initiative.

Vol. 22, Issue 8, Page 6

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