Friday, August 3, 10:30-11:00, SUB Room 233, Theme: Leadership

Various states have enacted various reforms aimed at improving student achievement. Some strategies replace teachers, principals, superintendents, and even entire school boards. The assumption is that district problems are people problems that require people solutions. Unfortunately, the results have been mixed at best. This session will argue that the majority of school district problems are system problems that will best respond to system solutions. A model of school organization will be presented - The Cascading Tiles Model -  that more effectively holds everyone in the district more accountable for high student achievement while avoiding the disruption of dramatic personnel changes.