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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Greenlee, Bobbie; Brown, John J., Jr. – Education, 2009
School leaders face the difficult challenge of finding teachers who are highly qualified, committed, and prepared to ensure that all students achieve at levels mandated by NCLB. The pervasive strategy attempted by school districts to recruit teachers to high need schools is incentive programs that include either salary enhancement or bonuses.…
Descriptors: Incentives, Educational Environment, Principals, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Bates, Lauren; Breslow, Nicole; Hupert, Naomi – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2009
This report describes efforts by five states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to improve adolescent literacy. Highlighting common challenges and lessons, the report examines how each state has engaged key stakeholders, set rigorous goals and standards, aligned resources to support adolescent literacy goals, built…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, State Departments of Education, Literacy, Adolescents
Zimmer, Ron; Gill, Brian; Razquin; Booker, Kevin; Lockwood, J. R., III – US Department of Education, 2007
This report presents findings about the relationship between participation in the Title I school choice and supplemental educational services options and student achievement from the National Longitudinal Study of "No Child Left Behind" (NLS-"NCLB"). A key component of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001"…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, School Choice, Supplementary Education