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ERIC Number: EJ1082773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Experience Makes a Great Teacher
Syed, Sarosh
Journal of Staff Development, v36 n5 p12-14, 16 Oct 2015
This article describes a novel effort in New York City, the Learning Partners Program, which matches veteran principals with two or more newer ones. In 2014-15, the first full year of the effort, the city's Department of Education put 73 of the city's more than 1,800 schools into 23 groups of threes and one group of four. Every group comprised one host school and at least two partner schools. The hosts each had muscle in one or more of 16 focus areas that the city identified as crucial to improving education; the partner schools had to be seeking to improve in those areas. A key aspect of the effort is that a number of school staff members--not just principals, but assistant principals and teacher leaders, too--are involved. That means the program can enhance the skills of current principals while grooming the next generation as well. Another key facet of the program is that the 16 focus areas cover the gamut of what good principals should master, from developing teachers, to supporting struggling students, to using resources strategically, to promoting family engagement. Part of the funding for the program comes from The Wallace Foundation, a national philanthropy that supports efforts to develop effective school leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York