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Pett, Kate; Strahan, David; Gates, Carlye – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
This article provides snapshots of teacher leadership in action as one result of the Asheville (N.C.) City Schools Foundation Innovation Fellows program, an approach to providing high quality professional learning for the district's best teachers. With start-up funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, this program was created to retain great…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Persistence, Achievement Gap
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Dunbar, Krista; Monson, Robert J. – Journal of Staff Development, 2011
Much has been written about the disconnect between education research produced in graduate schools of education and the practice of school leaders. In this article, the authors share one story of an external partnership that promotes the development of a principal's capacity for complex problem solving and the early research that suggests this…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Improvement, Schools of Education, College School Cooperation
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Peterson, Kristina – Journal of Staff Development, 2010
National education reform happens with or without teacher input, but teachers are increasingly finding ways to enter the policy dialogue. In addition to traditional union representation and direct contact with elected representatives, emerging web 2.0 tools have created a new level of interaction between teachers and policy makers. In this…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Public Officials
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Takata, Jennifer Welsh – Journal of Staff Development, 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…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership, Urban Education
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Resta, Virginia; Huling, Leslie; White, Sherri; Matschek, Dorothy – Journal of Staff Development, 1997
Describes an innovative collaboration between a Texas University and several school districts which partners veteran and novice teachers in a professional growth opportunity. Certified beginning teachers receive a fellowship stipend and tuition to get a master's degree, partner with full-time mentor teachers, and perfect their teaching skills.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Education, Faculty Development