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ERIC Number: ED556351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Great Principals at Scale: State & Federal Policy Brief
New Leaders
New Leaders and the George W. Bush Institute's Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) released a report entitled "Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions that Enable All Principals to Be Effective" in June 2014. This brief summarizes the framework presented in that report and recommends actions that states and the federal government can take to promote district conditions that support effective leadership. The framework arranged school system conditions into four key strands: alignment, culture, effective principal management and support, and systems and policies to effectively manage school talent. Regrettably, the experts who helped develop the framework agree that these conditions typically do not exist in most school systems. In particular, a collaborative district culture and authority for principals to staff their schools tend to be missing in many school districts. Creating these conditions will not simply be a matter of enacting new policies and programs--it will require large shifts in organizational culture and operations. Those shifts can be supported by states and the federal government. Provided is a summary of actions state or federal leaders can take to operationalize the recommendations described in more detail in this brief. The actions do not represent an exhaustive list rather, they reflect the most important ways to bring the recommendations to life. Illustrative examples from the field are provided throughout the brief. [See the full report at ED556346.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: New Leaders