Published January 15, 2016
In recent years, school districts have added more leadership staff—assistant principals, teacher-leaders, instructional coaches—to help support teachers in schools. What they have not done as much is think strategically about how best to deploy those new individuals in schools to achieve maximum impact. That’s according to the management company Bain & Company, which released a report Wednesday, “Transforming Schools: How Distributed Leadership Can Create More High-Performing Schools,” on how districts can implement distributed leadership models to improve teaching and learning in schools. The publication is a follow-up of sorts to the company’s report two years ago on grooming high-quality school leaders.