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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
Gran, Jackie; Young, Margaret; Broin, Alexandra – New Leaders, 2015
This policy brief was developed specifically for federal policymakers, and builds upon the policy recommendations included in "Leading from Every Seat: Empowering Principals to Cultivate Teacher Leadership for School Improvement." The recommendations in this report include the following: (1) Uncover New Leadership Ideas and Seed…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Federal Regulation, Change Strategies, Educational Policy
Ikemoto, Gina; Taliaferro, Lori; Fenton, Benjamin; Davis, Jacquelyn – New Leaders, 2014
School leaders are critical in the lives of students and to the development of their teachers. Unfortunately, in too many instances, principals are effective in spite of--rather than because of--district conditions. To truly improve student achievement for all students across the country, well-prepared principals need the tools, support, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Administration, School Districts, Administrator Effectiveness
Ikemoto, Gina; Taliaferro, Lori; Fenton, Benjamin; Davis, Jacquelyn – New Leaders, 2014
School leaders are critical in the lives of students and to the development of their teachers. Unfortunately, in too many instances, principals are effective in spite of--rather than because of--district conditions. To truly improve student achievement for all students across the country, well-prepared principals need the tools, support, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Administration, School Districts, Administrator Effectiveness
New Leaders, 2014
New Leaders and the George W. Bush Institute's Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) released a report entitled "Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions that Enable All Principals to Be Effective" in June 2014. This brief summarizes the framework presented in that report and recommends actions that states and the…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Administration, School Districts, Administrator Effectiveness
Ikemoto, Gina; Taliaferro, Lori; Fenton, Benjamin; Davis, Jacquelyn – New Leaders, 2014
School leaders are critical in the lives of students and to the development of their teachers. Unfortunately, in too many instances, principals are effective in spite of--rather than because of--district conditions. To truly improve student achievement for all students across the country, well-prepared principals need the tools, support, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Administration, School Districts, Administrator Effectiveness
New Leaders, 2014
Accounting for a quarter of a school's impact on student achievement, principals are the leverage point for education reform and the primary drivers of school improvement. School leaders have a greater influence on all students than teachers and are the best long-term investment in effective teaching at scale. Like all professionals, teachers,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Federal Regulation, Talent Development, Leadership Training
New Leaders, 2014
Principals are the leverage point for education reforms and the primary drivers of school improvement. A critical part of maintaining a corps of effective principals is rewarding and retaining the best school leaders. Unfortunately, few systems systematically identify principals that make important contributions to student learning or celebrate…
Descriptors: Rewards, Career Development, Leaders, Leadership Effectiveness
New Leaders, 2014
Principals are critical to the success of any school improvement effort--from increasing academic rigor toward college- and career-ready standards to teacher evaluation and support. They ensure this success by building a strong, shared vision and leading effective implementation for staff, students, and families. The federal government has an…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role
New Leaders, 2014
The role of the principal is rapidly changing. Once seen as building managers tasked with bus schedules and student discipline, principals now lead a range of school-level reform efforts. But not all principals are equipped to lead dramatic student achievement gains or know which actions to prioritize. Research on school leaders in urban areas…
Descriptors: Principals, Strategic Planning, Alignment (Education), Federal Regulation
New Leaders, 2014
Despite the recent push to design and adopt educator evaluation systems, many states and local educational agencies (LEAs) have focused primarily on teacher evaluations and lack the appropriate attention to design and implementation of school leader evaluations and aligned professional development. And, since principals are responsible for…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Principals, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
New Leaders, 2014
Accounting for a quarter of a school's impact on student achievement, principals are the leverage point for education reform and the primary drivers of school improvement. School leaders have a greater influence on all students than teachers, and are the best long-term investment in effective teaching at scale. The current system of principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrator Qualifications
New Leaders (NJ1), 2011
A principal's job, first and foremost, is to diagnose their school's needs and match them to effective principal actions and school practices that drive student success. Successful principals use their diagnosis to build an action plan that pushes their school--and student achievement--to the next level. New Leaders developed the Urban Excellence…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Principals, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
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