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Challenge How do we begin improving our system?

Summary

Any improvement must involve building our systems capacity. This raises a number of questions for leaders, teachers and administrators:
  • How does a system develop the capacity of the people within it: teachers, counselors, para-professionals, principals and administrators? What are some reasonable starting places with each of these constituencies?
  • What professional development programs and/or models are effective at beginning to move the system forward?
  • What organizational structures within the system could hamper building capacity and how might they be tackled?
  • What are reasonable trajectories for different components of a system-wide plan? What evidence indicates progress towards attainment of a districtís goals?

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