California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Recommendation Nine


The Organizational Structures That Support Rigor

[The highest level] leaders are a study in duality: modest and willful; humble and fearless. To quickly grasp this concept, think of United States President Abraham Lincoln . . . who never let his ego get in the way of his primary ambition for the larger cause of an enduring great nation.1

Recommendation 9 — Leadership. Foster distributed leadership, collaborative decision making, and regular data analysis to realize and sustain a middle grades vision for focused learning and continual improvement.

Leadership is one of the Recommendations in the Focus Area on Organizational Structures and Processes.


Recommendations for Success Index

1Jim Collins, Good to Great. New York: Harper Business, 2001, p. 22.

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