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Grossman, Jill; Cawn, Brad – New Leaders, 2016
Leaders who exemplify ambitious instructional leadership codify and pursue a vision of teaching and learning that is rich and complex. These principals establish a vision not only for their school as a whole but also specifically for the quality and rigor of its instruction. In this case study, the authors examine two approaches to defining and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
Grossman, Jill; Cawn, Brad – New Leaders, 2016
The shift to the Common Core at the Lazaro Cardenas Elementary School, a pre-K to third grade school in a predominantly Latino area in southwest Chicago, rested on instructional improvement efforts Jeremy Feiwell initiated five years earlier in 2006, when he became Cardenas's principal. Feiwell knew from his years as a teacher at Cardenas that…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
New Leaders, 2016
"We were a high-performing school. Now we're not." These words--spoken in 2015 by the head of a respected network of "no excuses" charter schools--could have come from any number of school leaders across the country, as they adjusted to the "skyrocketing" demands of new college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. The…
Descriptors: Principals, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Administrator Role
Cawn, Brad; Ikemoto, Gina; Grossman, Jill – New Leaders, 2016
As school leaders adjust to the demands of new college-and-career-ready (CCR) standards, research is showing a yawning gap between what students need to know and be able to do to succeed in college and beyond and how schools are currently preparing them. These higher expectations demand a more challenging curriculum, more sophisticated…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Principals, Leadership Styles
Grossman, Jill; Cawn, Brad – New Leaders, 2016
At KIPP Comienza Community Prep--an elementary school in Huntington Park, California, where 94 percent of students qualify for free lunch, and more than 60 percent are English language learners--most kindergarteners start out well below pre-reading levels. In 2015, however, just a few years after these students walked in the school doors unable to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Data, Elementary Schools
New Leaders, 2016
This policy brief details three recommendations for how principals can lead schools to college and career readiness. They include: (1) Revising school leadership standards to focus on those most critical for ambitious instructional leadership and providing technical assistance and resources; (2) Strengthening and investing in high-quality…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Policy, Principals
Grossman, Jill; Cawn, Brad – New Leaders, 2016
By all measures, KIPP Comienza Community Prep, an elementary school in Huntington Park, California, is a wildly successful school. And yet, toward the end of the 2015-16 school year, as KIPP Comienza Principal Shirley Appleman and her staff reviewed the school's literacy assessment data, they were troubled: Many students did not demonstrate…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Student Centered Learning
Grossman, Jill; Cawn, Brad – New Leaders, 2016
This report describes the alignment of the Common Core State Standards to the math curriculum at DC Bilingual Elementary Charter School in Washington, D.C., which educates all students in English and Spanish. The alignment of the curriculum has been a multiyear, iterative process. School administrators, as well as the school's instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Case Studies, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
Grossman, Jill; Cawn, Brad – New Leaders, 2016
The DC Bilingual Public Charter School, located in the District of Columbia, is a dual language school which educates all students in English and Spanish. Since its inception, students have made significant progress in reading and mathematics achievement. Administrators attribute this to the school's laser-like focus on ensuring that all teachers…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Case Studies, Coaching (Performance), Expertise
New Leaders, 2016
This case study describes a partnership between New Leaders and the Arlington Independent School District to develop a pipeline of well-prepared school leaders. Powered by a perfect alignment between district priorities and New Leaders' expertise, Emerging Leaders delivered immediate benefits for Arlington students: At the end of the first year,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Leadership Training
Desravines, Jean; Aquino, Jaime; Fenton, Benjamin – New Leaders, 2016
This leadership framework, based on practices employed by some the nation's most successful principals, can be used to diagnose and address school needs. The framework is excerpted from "Breakthrough Principals" © 2016 by Jean Desravines, Jaime Aquino, Benjamin Fenton, and New Leaders, published by Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand. The…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Transformational Leadership, Curriculum
Kelemen, Matthew; Fenton, Benjamin – New Leaders, 2016
In the fall of 2015, the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) College of Education welcomed a small cohort of teachers to spend two years preparing to be principals of high-need schools. In many ways, their preparation will be similar to how UMSL has historically prepared school leaders; they will take courses within the University's approved…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Principals, Elementary Secondary Education, Masters Programs
Broin, Alexandra – New Leaders, 2015
Since 2000, "New Leaders" have prepared outstanding principals to transform America's underserved schools and communities. Yet the role has become vastly more complex and demanding--and principals, no matter how heroic, cannot do it all alone. Great leaders, by definition, bring out the best in their people to create exceptional teams.…
Descriptors: Principals, Empowerment, Transformational Leadership, Teacher Leadership
New Leaders, 2015
How and how much should students be tested? What information should schools and districts be required to collect and monitor? And what should be done when that information suggests a school is not meeting the expectations? Those questions are at the heart of Congressional discussions regarding the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Educational Policy, Principals
New Leaders, 2015
This brief outlines a series of proposals for using federal policy to bolster school leadership. The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) should highlight the unique role that principals play by targeting funding within the law to build principals' capacity as instructional leaders, culture builders and talent managers. ESEA should also…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy
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