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5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
October 20th, 2014

Though they might appear basic, a handful of simple strategies can help superintendents and union leaders have successful relationships

teachers-unionsTeachers are essential to a successful digital transition, and when it comes to the relationship between teachers’ unions and school district leaders, open communication is the most important contributor to that success.

School leaders gathered at Discovery Education to discuss strategies to involve all stakeholders in a district’s digital transition during an all-day summit and roundtable discussion held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Area Superintendents.

As superintendents and district leaders talked about a variety of stakeholder involvement, a handful of clear strategies and approaches emerged as discussions turned to cultivating positive and productive relationships between district leaders and teachers’ unions.

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