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What is the Purpose of Collaborative Leadership?

When decisions are aligned to the goals of the community, community schools can set the stage for transformation. When done with intentionality, collaborative leadership can improve the outcomes for young people and build a system that ensures alignment and coherence between all interest-holders.

Collaborative leadership can:

For community schools to be supported to fully thrive and transform over time, the larger system must establish the necessary conditions to allow for the full expertise, agency and voice of the community to guide school transformation. States, LEA’s and school districts can pave the way in disrupting the historical inequities that have systematically excluded the voice of students, families and educators; alongside with schools, the larger system must simultaneously transform itself. Collaborative leadership creates opportunities for greater multidirectional communication and the scalable system for the community school strategy.

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