Leadership in Smart Systems: Voices in Urban Education 25
Educational leadership is second only to teacher quality in its impact on student achievement. But research suggests that a new concept of leadership – one that sees leadership as distributed across a school system and community partners, rather than limited to individual, formal leaders – is better suited to today’s educational context. To develop this approach, leaders – all of them – need a new set of skills. This issue of Voices in Urban Education illustrates how this new approach is taking shape in school systems across the country.