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ERIC Number: EJ790442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Boston Structure Supports School Leaders
Takata, Jennifer Welsh
Journal of Staff Development, v29 n2 p24-27 Spr 2008
Boston Public Schools, winner of the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education, creates innovative programs to develop school leaders based on the idea that "school leadership is the single most important factor in schools' success." Teachers play an invaluable role in determining the quality of classroom instruction, but a principal is, in the words of former Boston superintendent Thomas Payzant, the "teacher of teachers" who envisions, implements, and supports high-quality learning environments. This article describes how Boston Public Schools grows district principals through a year-long fellowship program that immerses participants in the culture and challenges of the district.
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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: Massachusetts