Our members work across four strategies to dramatically increase the number of great schools in their cities. Their work to grow high-quality school supply means they replicate great schools, incubate new schools, attract successful school networks from other cities, or improve or replace schools that are not serving students well.

Education Cities believes our members and other city leaders are not utilizing one key tactic that could yield big results: the private-sector style recruiting of top school leaders from other markets. In one word: poaching.

How Cities Can Compete for Great School Leaders details what we are calling a Talent 3.0 approach – and explains how recruiting, supporting, and investing in top school leaders can strengthen the labor market and accelerate the growth great public schools.