New York Times: “Good Leaders Make Good Schools”


An op-ed by columnist David Brooks in The New York Times, Good Leaders Make Good Schools, delves into the role of the principal in school improvement. It quotes a major Wallace-commissioned research report, whose authors say they “have not found a single case of a school improving its student achievement record in the absence of talented leadership.”

Brooks’  piece includes a link to a Wallace-written report containing the story of how Kentucky educator  Dewey Hensley successfully led improvements at a high-poverty school in Louisville.  It also highlights pioneering work in Chicago and New Orleans.

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