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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Meyers, Coby V. – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2017
Identifying and maintaining talent is important in any organization, but in a low-performing school, it is perhaps "the" most important component to achieving turnaround. Given the importance of teachers and leaders for students and schools, districts and states are wise to hone their efforts related to identifying, attracting,…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Identification, Personnel Selection, Principals
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Teachers have the greatest school-based effect on the achievement of any child in their classrooms, but highly effective principals can positively affect the achievement of every student in their schools. The difference between a highly effective principal and an average one is equal to two-to-seven months of extra learning per year for each child…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
The state's Race to the Top (RTT) application requires changes to the state's evaluation/accountability system. It requires a teacher effectiveness measure, district effectiveness measure, leader effectiveness measure. Regarding the teacher effectiveness measure, RTT requires linking the data of individual students to individual teachers as part…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, Evidence