Changing School District Practices
March 01, 2012
BEN LEVIN, AMANDA DATNOW, AND NATHALIE CARRIER
School districts function as governing bodies, but also as supporters of change and advocates of equity. Implementing student-centered changes to pedagogy, culture, and more can help districts accomplish these objectives. This report, part of the Students at the Center series, details the state of student-centered learning in the United States, how and why districts are important in improving student success, and what they can do to foster student-centered practices.
The district is a key institutional actor in educational reform, providing instructional leadership, reorienting the organization, establishing policy coherence, and maintaining an equity focus.