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ERIC Number: ED504429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Leading for Change: New Training Opportunities for Education's Executives. Stories from the Field
Mitgang, Lee
Wallace Foundation
Professional development opportunities are common for teachers and principals who operate on the front lines of education. But they are rarer for public education's top leaders--state chiefs, superintendents, board members and others--who are further from classrooms but whose policies and practices nonetheless profoundly affect student achievement. As part of its efforts to improve education leadership nationwide, The Wallace Foundation helped launch two distinctive programs at Harvard and the University of Virginia in 2006 to train education executives. More than 500 leaders from 12 Wallace-funded states, and districts within them, have participated. This journalistic account describes these programs and some of the early experiences of leadership teams that have attended them. (Contains 13 endnotes.) ["Stories from the Field" is an occasional series that offers on-the-scene reports on the progress and the challenges of the work that The Wallace Foundation is supporting in its three current focus areas: (1) strengthening education leadership to improve student achievement; (2) enhancing out-of-school time learning opportunities; and (3) building appreciation and demand for the arts.]
Wallace Foundation. 5 Penn Plaza 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Tel: 212-251-9700; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wallace Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Virginia