SLN Inquiry Work
At CLSR, we
are increasingly convinced that significant long-term change in
public education will be brought about only through the efforts
of collaborative networks of committed leaders. Consequently CLSR
continues to support and expand networks such as:
School District Network
School District Network is a national network of public school
systems that use a set of Standards for developing and assessing
their capacity to support building-level and classroom-level change.
The leaders of these districts and of CLSR share the belief that
the focus of any school reform effort must be on continuous improvement
of the design of work provided to students. The Standard-Bearer
framework provides a means to unify on-going initiatives and to
bring coherence to district effortswhere the core business
is providing students content-rich, engaging work every day.
is crucial for meaningful, lasting change to take place throughout
a school system and a community. This initiative is a new model
for developing the leadership competencies of superintendents, which
has resulted in a regional Network of highly committed educators
who support one another's work. The ultimate goal is to build a
corps of education leaders who are prepared to lead the South into
the 21st century.
members are chosen for their commitment to reorganizing schools
around the work of students, their capacity for peer leadership,
and their willingness to promote region-wide improvement. Partners
in the design of this initiative are educators from the Center for
Leadership for School Reform (CLSR) and selected executives of BellSouth
Foundation and BellSouth Corporation's Executive Leadership Institute.
Academy Network is a national network of public school principals
who have participated in a four-day intensive Academy experience
focused on their role as "leaders of leaders" whose core
business is supporting teachers in constantly improving the quality
of work provided to students. The Network provides principals with
opportunities to share learnings and strategic actions to pursue
their common vision of a school where everyday, every student is
provided with high content, engaging work.