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White Paper: Look Both Ways

A framework to help education leaders navigate through competing approaches to system-wide change


All education leaders interested in scaling innovation face choices about how to lead system change in a way that maximizes benefits to teachers and students.

The Learning Accelerator has developed a new framework to help leaders understand and navigate through these types of competing approaches. The framework offers insight into the logic supporting the different choices leaders might make as well as actionable examples of the strategies districts use to enact them. Based on interviews with 35 district and CMO leaders across the country, as well as a national survey of nearly 100 other education leaders, “Look Both Ways” highlights seven common decision-making challenges and presents real-world examples that show how other leaders managed these tensions.

Download the full white paper using the PDF link below and access our modular Problems of Practice series using the additional strategy resources linked below.