ERIC Number: EJ1008896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-12
Reference Count: N/A
Chicago Initiative Aims to Upgrade Principal Pipeline
Maxwell, Lesli A.
Education Week, v32 n35 p1, 24-25 Jun 2013
Even with nearly 50 schools shutting down at the end of this month, Chicago education officials have been barreling ahead with plans to groom a large crop of high-performing principals that they say represents the most ambitious effort the city has undertaken to upgrade its school leadership ranks. The goal, said Chicago schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, is to install some 300 leaders in the system's 600-plus schools by the start of the 2014-15 academic year who meet more-rigorous eligibility criteria and demonstrate the skills that district leaders believe are essential to turning around chronically underperforming schools. The initiative also involves a new principal-evaluation system, bonus pay for principals who meet district performance goals, and the use of outside coaches to help promising current school leaders get even better.
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Labor Supply, Educational Change, Leadership, Improvement, Administrator Evaluation, Eligibility, Criteria, Urban Schools, Public Officials, Government School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Merit Pay, Coaching (Performance), Leadership Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois