ERIC Number: ED479288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of School Leadership in Improving Student Achievement.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.
The National Conference of State Legislatures convened a task force in 2001 to examine the role of state legislatures in addressing the shortage of qualified and interested candidates for positions in school leadership. This report contains the work of the task force over an 18-month period. The task force sorted data, research, and information about the school leadership dilemma; examined exemplary principals and exemplary schools; discussed policy options; and translated that information into key policy questions state legislatures can use as they formulate policy that focuses on school leadership issues. Issues discussed in the report are the candidate pool and recruitment of school leaders; administrator retention; administrator preparation and program accreditation; professional development; licensure and certification of administrators; governance structures and authority for practice; and school leadership and the No Child Left Behind Act. The report was designed to provide an overview of basic background information to offer some examples of how states have addressed particular issues and to raise some general questions for legislators to ask as they formulate policy regarding school leadership. (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Labor Turnover, Management Development, Principals, Professional Development, Public Policy, Recruitment, School Based Management, State Action
National Conference of State Legislatures, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515, Washington, DC 20001 (Item no. 3149, $15). Tel: 202-624-5400; Fax: 202-737-1069; Web site: http://www.ncsl.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001