Getting Smart, November 30, 2018
Leading a public school district is difficult and complicated work. But done well, there is no other job that can change how a community thinks about itself, its children and its future. The following are 15 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities by working on personalized and competency-based learning. They are making career preparation—including communications, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration–a priority. They are big and small, urban and rural, east and west, and as such are representative of the American education challenge.
15. Innovative Staffing. Charlotte Mecklenburg serves 148,000 students in 175 schools and is widely recognized for academic achievement and innovation. Project LIFT and Success by Design are projects that leverage teacher leadership in innovative staffing models.