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ERIC Number: ED489370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
The First Ring Leadership Academy: A Multidistrict Model for Developing, Sharing and Supporting Leadership Talent
Anthes, Katy; Long, Arika
Education Commission of the States (NJ3)
Many school districts prefer to grow their own leaders for student learning. These unique, homegrown initiatives send strong, positive signals about employee worth and offer employees the opportunity to grow and advance. Equally important, such programs ensure the district has a recognized leadership pipeline and a continuous supply of leaders from the ranks of those who are familiar with the district and its particular challenges. One program that has had remarkable success with the homegrown approach is the First Ring Leadership Academy. Established in 2003, the academy serves 13 school districts surrounding the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of the First Ring Leadership Academy is to recruit, train and retain school leaders capable of meeting challenges unique to First Ring school districts to increase the region's capacity for educational leadership and school reform. This document is aimed at heightening the visibility of effective education leadership practices across the country.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.