Changing School District Practices

School districts have an important role to play in opening the door to the implementation of student-centered learning approaches and ensuring that these practices improve student achievement. Noting an absence of references to student-centered learning approaches in a subset of high-performing districts, this paper details seven key district characteristics to support innovative approaches in general, and student-centered learning approaches in particular. The authors then explore core considerations and strategies for how districts can begin to implement student-centered learning practices.

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