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Brown, Paula; Finch, Kim; MacGregor, Cynthia; Watson, Robert – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
In 2004, The U.S. Department of Education stated, "Great schools have great leaders" (p.1). Research supported their declaration as our nation actively pursued educational reform. School systems across the country searched for good school principals to lead, believing they were the "cornerstones of good schools" (DiPaola &…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
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Gray, David – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the federal government's most recent effort to influence curriculum in America's classrooms. Its requirements for high-stakes testing and Adequate Yearly Progress have put pressure on teachers and administrators to improve student achievement. Principals whose administrative training was grounded in a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership Training