California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II


Distributed leadership helps to ensure that all stakeholders contribute to the success of middle grades students in California. At each level—from state government through county and district offices, school sites, homes, and communities—adults work together to implement California’s vision for standards-based, grade-level learning for every student.

Parents play a leadership role—as do students—in an effective middle school. They lend their talents to a system where teacher teams work with school site, district, and county leaders to solve issues and to create vibrant learning communities.

The appendixes that follow provide a recommendation and resources on the topic of leadership.

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