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Document Number: 6566

The First Ring Leadership Academy: A Multidistrict Model for Developing, Sharing and Supporting Leadership Talent PDF - Established in 2003, the First Ring Leadership Academy serves 13 school districts surrounding Cleveland, Ohio, that collectively serve over 73,000 students and their families. The academy has achieved remarkable success with the "homegrown" approach to school leadership preparation in an area with challenges traditionally faced by inner-city districts, including high student mobility, poverty, an achievement gap and a principal shortage. This brief examines the academy, discussing the academy's key elements, what superintendents can learn from the academy, what policymakers can do to support similar programs and more. (Katy Anthes and Arika Long, Education Commission of the States, October 2005)...
Author: Katy Anthes and Arika Long
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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