Strategies For School System Leaders on District-Level Change is an annual publication that highlights promising practices in the systemic improvement of K-12 school systems in the United States, with a particular focus on the system-level leadership implications of this work. Each issue explores a particular theme and includes one or more case studies, illustrating how the theme plays out systemically in a real-world context. Strategies is developed and published by Panasonic Foundation in cooperation with UCEA and AASA.
Strategies Current Issue Volume 19 / Number 1 / September 2018 (691 KB)
Scaling Systemic Equity
This issue of Strategies features the San Diego Unified School District, which is beginning to take confident strides toward more equitable student outcomes. While there is a long road ahead before one could accurately declare that the links between race, poverty, and achievement have been broken for students attending public schools in San Diego, we can learn a great deal from how leaders of this school system have organized and aligned processes, practices, structures, and cultures to advance the work of achieving whole-system educational equity. We can find encouragement in the fact that a system this large can already claim a high level of systemic coherence and alignment around a sharp focus on advancing equity and excellence.