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The Changing Role of School Leaders

Among all in-school factors that impact student learning, teachers carry the most weight — but school leaders are not far behind. Decades of research have proven the positive influence principals can have on student achievement, school climate and teaching quality. New evidence suggests that their…

 

  April 15, 2021

  Policy Report

  K-12

  AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MN, NC, NV, OR, RI, TN, UT, WA, WV

  Teachers & Leaders

COVID-19 Series: Professional Learning for Teachers and Leaders

This Policy Outline reviews the topic of educator professional learning in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides both policy considerations and policy examples for state leaders looking to…

 

  October 26, 2020

  Data Visualization

  K-12, Postsecondary

  CT, MA, SC, VA, WA, WV

  Teachers & Leaders

Innovative Ways States Communicate in a Time of Crisis

In times of crisis and societal change, effective – and often, creative – communication from state leaders is paramount for stability and safety of local communities… State education leaders across…

 

  July 8, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12, Postsecondary

  CA, IL, OH, WV

  Safety, Students & Families, Teachers & Leaders

School and District Leadership (2019)

This Policy Snapshot – exploring 2019 legislative activities related to school and district leadership – organizes legislation around the career continuum: preparation, certification and licensure; induction, mentoring and professional development;…

 

  February 12, 2020

  Policy Report

  K-12

  AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IN, KY, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, PA, RI, WA

  Governance, Teachers & Leaders

Principal Development as a Strategy in School Improvement

This Policy Brief highlights three types of policy levers — role recognition, statewide support systems and federal funding — that can be employed to support principals as they engage in…

 

  February 11, 2020

  Policy Report

  Early Education (P-3), High School, K-12

  AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, MD, MN, NC, NY, TN

  Accountability, Governance, Teachers & Leaders