Case 7

Strategic Planning for Equity

Module 4: Leading & Financing Strategic School Improvement Initiatives

District Level

Little Rock, AR

Overview

This case focuses on strategic planning for an urban school district in crisis. Based on a case in Little Rock, AR leaders enter into a simulation where they advise the Superintendent on strategic planning within a highly charged community context and the a prospect of an indefinite School Board suspension and a potential redrawing of district lines if reforms prove ineffective.

Key Skills Developed:

  • Intercultural Competencies in Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • Engaging Family and Community Constituents

Leadership Tools & Assessments

  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
  • Strategic Planning

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (ISLLC 2015)

  • 1) Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • 3) Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • 8) Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community
  • 10) School Improvement
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