Organizing and Managing Instruction in US Public School Districts: Considerations for Families, Communities, and States

This policy brief examines new ways that US public school districts are organizing and managing instruction, ways that family and community organizations can engage those efforts, and ways that states can support them in doing so. In a complex education reform landscape, understanding the different ways districts are reforming instructional organization and management can be helpful for guiding family and community organizations in strategically directing their efforts. The brief offers recommendations for states committed to sustaining new patterns of instruction while also expanding the influence of family and community organizations.