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New Leaders, 2023
In this era of the Great Resignation, when nearly 40% of principals anticipate leaving their roles, districts need more resilient leaders who can meet the challenges ahead. The past two years--from the global pandemic to the national social justice movement--have created a vastly more complex and demanding environment for school leaders. The need…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Central Office Administrators, Administrator Role
New Leaders, 2022
Equitable representation within a school occurs when the principals, teachers, or other school-based leaders reflect the racial and cultural diversity of the local communities they serve. When students of color, who have historically been underestimated and underserved in our nation's schools, see themselves in the teachers and leaders at their…
Descriptors: Racial Composition, Principals, Minority Groups, Racial Differences
New Leaders, 2022
Research confirms that all students, including students of color and their white peers, benefit from seeing diverse teachers and school leaders working together to replace inequitable practices with school cultures anchored in respect, high expectations, and trusting relationships. This kind of leadership also creates the kind of conditions in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Leadership, Principals, School Administration
New Leaders, 2022
Research reveals better school and student outcomes, especially for teachers and children of color, when a principal of color is at the helm. One way to improve the educational experiences of schoolchildren across the country is to increase their access to leaders of color--and strengthen the caliber of teaching and leading in our nation's…
Descriptors: School Districts, Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Principals
Gilbert, Nina; Gran, Jackie; Lewis, Andrea; Teodorescu, Daniel – New Leaders, 2022
This paper aims to draw lessons from existing research on school leader diversity, and to supplement that evidence with new insights from the lived experiences of teachers, aspiring and practicing school leaders of color, and local and state administrators who oversee school leader recruitment and support. These perspectives are elevated to bring…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Leadership Role, Disproportionate Representation, School Districts
New Leaders, 2021
President Biden's American Families Plan presents a vision of increased access to higher education, a well-compensated and diverse teacher and early childhood educator workforce and increased access to a high-qualityearly childhood education. It is specifically appreciated that President Biden plans to address teacher shortages, improve teacher…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Administration, Principals, Instructional Leadership
New Leaders, 2021
New Leaders is an educational leadership organization and the mission is to ensure high academic achievement for all children, underscored by the commitment to racial equity, social justice, and an unwavering belief in the potential of every student. The rigorous and evidence-based approach to professional learning has been proven to work, with…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Evidence Based Practice
New Leaders, 2020
Schools that support teachers and other members of the school community in taking initiative and exercising leadership over their work look and feel different from schools where decision-making and influence are more centralized. A growing body of research, backed by the experience of teachers and school leaders across the country, supports the…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Instructional Leadership
New Leaders, 2019
Despite a growing research base on the need for and value of instructionally-focused principal supervisors, few states have addressed principal supervisors in their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In those plans that include strategies pertaining to principal supervisors, there is limited detail. This resource highlights…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervisors, Supervision, Federal Legislation
Sutherland, Rebecca; Porter, Colin – New Leaders, 2019
Blended learning, which combines independent online work with in-person group sessions, can support educator development while promising time-savings, flexibility, learner autonomy, and ease of use -- all without sacrificing program quality. Indeed, two decades of peer-reviewed studies of in-person, online, and blended instruction have…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Program Effectiveness
New Leaders, 2019
This is the executive summary for the report, "Reporting from the Test Kitchen: Blended Learning at New Leaders." Blended learning, which combines independent online work with in-person group sessions, is an appealing option to help address these challenges: it promises time-savings, flexibility, learner autonomy, and ease of use -- all…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Innovation, Public School Teachers, Faculty Development
New Leaders, 2018
In their plans to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states universally recognize what New Leaders has long known: "leadership changes everything." In fact, every single state has committed to directing some portion of its federal funding into investments in leadership--from teacher leaders to principals and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership
New Leaders, 2018
As officials and advocates across the country work together to ensure that all students get the outstanding education they need for success in school and life, many states are investing in school leadership as a cost-efficient, scalable strategy to strengthen teaching, accelerate learning, transform schools, and advance educational equity. This…
Descriptors: Leadership, School Districts, Local Government, Leadership Styles
New Leaders, 2017
Any organization--a small business or start-up, a large established company, a nonprofit, and every level of government--depends on leadership to achieve more than the sum of its parts. The same is true for schools, where a single principal shapes the practice of dozens of teachers and the learning of hundreds--sometimes thousands--of students.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership
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
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