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Dee, Thomas S. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University, 2012
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) targeted substantial School Improvement Grants (SIGs) to the nation's "persistently lowest achieving" public schools (i.e., up to $2 million per school annually over 3 years) but required schools accepting these awards to implement a federally prescribed school-reform model.…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Restructuring, Eligibility, Educational Change
Hess, Frederick M; Kelly, Andrew P. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2005
Today, school principals are asked to lead in a new world marked by unprecedented responsibilities, challenges, and managerial opportunities. Are principal preparation programs equipping their charges for this new role? The authors examined the content of instruction at a stratified sample of the nation's principal preparation programs, including…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Higher Education, Course Content, Curriculum
Hess, Frederick M.; Kelly, Andrew P. – Program on Education Policy and Governance, 2005
In an era of accountability, where school leaders are expected to demonstrate bottom-line results and use data to drive decisions, the skill and knowledge of principals matter more than ever. Amidst the efforts to prepare principals for this new world, little scholarly attention has been paid to the content of what principals are actually reading…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Principals, Administrator Education