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ERIC Number: ED560215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions That Enable All Principals to Be Effective. Executive Summary
Ikemoto, Gina; Taliaferro, Lori; Fenton, Benjamin; Davis, Jacquelyn
New Leaders
School leaders are critical in the lives of students and to the development of their teachers. Unfortunately, in too many instances, principals are effective in spite of--rather than because of--district conditions. To truly improve student achievement for all students across the country, well-prepared principals need the tools, support, and culture that enable them to be the best. New Leaders and the Bush Institute's Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership (AREL) launched the Conditions for Effective Leadership Project and partnered with leading researchers and practitioners to generate a comprehensive and research-based framework outlining the conditions necessary for transformational school leaders to succeed. The project used a combination of literature review, empirical data collection, and expert convening's to build consensus and bundle the disparate ideas into a single framework that is accessible to school system leaders. This report provides a framework to describe the set of conditions that effective school systems have in place that enable principals to be successful. Described are the four strands developed as follows: Strand 1: Alignment among goals, strategies, structures, and resources; Strand 2: Culture of collective responsibility, balanced autonomy, and continuous learning and improvement; Strand 3: Effective management and support for principals; and Strand 4: Systems and policies to effectively manage talent at the school-level. [For the full report, see ED556346; for the toolkit, see ED556350.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation; Bass Foundation; CME Group Foundation; Rainwater Charitable Foundation; Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.; Morris Educational Foundation; Prudential Foundation
Authoring Institution: New Leaders; George W. Bush Institute, Alliance to Reform Educational Leadership (AREL)