The States Leading for Equity report provides a brief overview of practices and policies states are currently engaging in to provide a stronger education for students. The purpose is not to advocate for one approach over another or to suggest that the work toward educational equity is complete.
These ten commitments are actions state chiefs can take to create a more equitable education system in their state. It is not feasible or realistic for any SEA to implement all ten of these commitments at once.
Once state chiefs and their leadership teams have selected commitments from the Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs, they
plan to implement, they can use this appendix with research, tools, and partners that can support their work
In order to apply this model of values-based leadership to the job of running an SEA, CCSSO and a team from LRN engaged with a group of current and former chiefs to lay out what it looks like when chiefs most fully act as inspirational leaders.
You can use the Inspirational Leadership Self-Assessment regardless of tenure and at any point in time. It does not measure your competency, but rather is meant to identify speci c leadership behaviors that can be areas of focus for development.
State education agencies, and those who lead them, play a critical role in ensuring that our schools and educators meet the needs of each student they serve. State chiefs are committed to each child—regardless of background—graduating ready for college, careers, and life.