District leaders need not direct educational policy and progress from a distance. District Leadership that Works explores the research that proves district leadership does have an impact on student achievement in the classroom. District Leadership That Works offers research-based recommendations for setting and monitoring non-negotiable goals for achievement and instruction at district and school levels. While district-defined goals are essential, effective leadership involves a collaborative effort among schools, teacher unions, students and community members. This book not only addresses teacher accountability to ensure classroom effectiveness, but it also addresses leaders' responsibility to get the right resources and support to educators.