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Major findings about strengthening the leadership of principals and other school figures key to improving children’s education.
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Research Findings to Support Effective Educational Policymaking: Evidence and Action Steps for State, District and Local Policymakers ›
These research findings can help policymakers – federal, state and local – improve learning opportunities for children, in and out of school.
Districts Developing Leaders: Lessons on Consumer Actions and Program Approaches from Eight Urban Districts ›
What happens when urban school districts set out to improve principal training by flexing their consumer muscle? This report finds out.
Learning-Focused Leadership and Leadership Support: Meaning and Practice in Urban Systems ›
A veteran research team describes what education leadership looks like and what it needs to flourish.
Learning From Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning ›
The largest study of its kind examines how school leadership affects student learning.
Education Leadership: An Agenda for School Improvement ›
Nationally-recognized education leaders at a Wallace conference offer their ideas about how to support principals so they can improve classroom instruction.
Improving School Leadership: The Promise of Cohesive Leadership Systems ›
An in-depth RAND evaluation describes payoffs and challenges as states and districts set out to collaborate more closely on policies to improve school leadership.
Education Leadership: A Bridge to School Reform ›
A report on a Wallace national education conference showcases commentary from experts including Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond and Education Trust president Kati Haycock.
A Mission of The Heart: What Does It Take to Transform a School? ›
Public Agenda interviews superintendents and principals on what principals need to do to turn around failing schools.
Leading, Learning, Leadership Support: Overview ›
A set of University of Washington reports covers core education leadership issues, including data-based decision-making and high school transformation.
Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World: Lessons from Exemplary Leadership Development Programs – Final Report ›
A groundbreaking report provides case studies and practical guidelines to help district and state policymakers reinvent how principals are prepared for their jobs.
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