A report by EdFuel on the importance of developing the teachers and leaders that are working for you and how this, in turn, will increase retention and diversity.
Developing and advancing today’s education leaders promises to reduce turnover, boost retention, and increase diversity—in service of breakthrough student results.
Much attention, rightly so, has been paid to the importance of developing strong teachers, teacher leaders, and school leaders. Yet our understanding of leadership pipelines for K–12 system leaders—including at districts, charter management organizations, and education nonprofits— is in much shorter supply. At EdFuel we believe these leaders play an integral role in the K–12 education ecosystem; we are committed to developing strong education professionals at all levels of our rapidly changing sector.
EdFuel, in close partnership with The Bridgespan Group, set out to engage a broad group of districts, charters, nonprofits, and funders to dig deeply into the state of leadership development for K–12 sector leaders. We sought both to understand the challenges facing our current and rising leaders and to surface solutions for attracting, developing, and retaining many more capable and diverse leaders in the decade to come.