Giving Compass' Take:

· Amelia Harper at Education Dive touches on the five biggest challenges school districts face with innovation, including scaling and digital equity.

· How are districts overcoming these challenges to create meaningful change? 

· Check out this article about the challenges of innovation in higher education

The current economy is centered around the need for innovation, with most workplaces in a constant state of evolution. The leaders of the present and the future need the ability to envision that change or, at least, the to adapt quickly and pivot when it is thrust upon them. That is why innovation in education is more important now than ever before.

However, innovation doesn't always come easy. It requires the expertise of school leaders like chief technology officers, tech advisors and school media specialists/librarians to help principals and superintendents determine what forms of innovation best work for the school district and best support learning. These tech leaders also aid in the successful training needed to implement innovative ideas effectively. Because of the growing importance of these roles, these tech leaders can be among a superintendent’s most valued resources.

Read the full article about hurdles to school innovation by Amelia Harper at Education Dive.