ERIC Number: EJ982368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Clark, Ann B.
School Administrator, v69 n7 p16-20 Aug 2012
Business and industry leaders do not flinch at the idea of placing top talent in struggling departments and divisions. This is not always the case in public education. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made a bold statement to its community in its strategic plan by identifying two key reform levers--(1) an effective principal leading each school; and (2) an effective teacher in every classroom. This statement was followed with a commitment to place a top principal and the most talented teachers in the district's struggling schools. In 2008, the district developed and launched a strategic staffing initiative. The author discusses five tenets of Charlotte-Mecklenburg's initiative that places the most skilled educators in the district's bottom-performing schools.
Descriptors: School Personnel, Strategic Planning, Public Education, School Districts, Change Strategies, Principals, Administrator Role, Competence, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Leadership Responsibility, Teamwork, Educational Improvement, Salaries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina