The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.
Organizing and Managing Instruction in U.S. Public School Districts: Considerations for Families, Communities, and States This policy brief examines new ways that U.S. public school districts are organizing and managing instruction, ways that family and community organizations can engage those efforts, and ways that states can support them in doing so. In a complex education reform landscape, understanding the different ways districts are reforming instructional organization and management can be helpful for guiding family and community organizations in strategically directing their efforts. The authors offer recommendations for states committed to sustaining new patterns of instruction while also expanding the influence of family and community organizations. The recommendations center on sustaining improvements to instruction, helping districts understand how community organizations can contribute to the management of instruction in new ways, supporting community engagement in reform efforts, and studying the evolution of instructional organization and management.