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The move to raise student achievement to the levels described by college- and career-ready standards has prompted States to think more expansively about the capacity to provide instructional leadership, moving perspectives beyond the traditional principal role.
At the same time, research on effective school leaders has shown that they approach their leadership in a distributed way, finding and assigning meaningful roles to other skilled educators on their teams. Local educational agencies must be a partner in this work given that career advancement is usually guided by local practice and policies.