Leading Change: The Emerging Human Capital Landscape in Personalized Learning Initiatives

This report describes findings from a study of the human capital landscape in the 21 districts participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top–District (RTT–D) grant program. It explores the various professional roles that RTT–D sites created or modified as they adopted personalized learning. It also examines lessons learned about compensation, hiring and selection, professional development, and career pathways. The study looked at grant applications, interviews, and staff surveys. The report includes detailed descriptions of findings as well as short case-studies of three of the districts.

For each set of findings, this well-organized report includes takeaways district leaders can use to guide decisions related to the creation of roles, hiring, compensation, professional development, and career pathways. The report also ends with a set of five specific recommendations for districts.

Source Organization: District Reform Support Network

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