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Balancing Voices

An Integrated Framework for School Decision Making


Schools are complex. Churn in curriculum, accountability metrics, finance, and administration, and students present challenges to educators.

Balancing Voices presents a framework for school decision making that involves district leaders, principals, teachers, and community members.  The framework for provides each group checks and balances, giving all stakeholders voice and agency as they make decisions.


How do we build social capital and collegiality in a school?

How do we reduce teacher turnover?

How do we invest communities in our approach to learning?

How do we build schools that facilitate student learning across changes in leadership, pedagogy, curriculum, and state or federal education policy change? 

A Classroom Lecture

Enhance educators’ investment in, and commitment to, reforms to ensure success and sustainability

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