Spotlight on Creating School and District Leaders

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On Creating School and District Leaders

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The Education Week Spotlight on Creating School and District Leaders is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Building positive school cultures
  • School-based principal training
  • Tips for growing sustainable leadership in schools
  • Keys to effective principal leadership preparation
  • Supporting overstressed principals
  • Linking principal evaluation to student achievement

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Enticed by federal grants, more school systems are linking principal evaluations to student achievement.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week

Groups that train "turnaround" leaders say many principals are at a loss on how to build a positive school culture.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week

Universities and districts are increasingly basing principal training in the schools where leaders will end up working.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week

To meet rising demands for new school leaders, the charter school sector is building a diverse array of training programs.
May 8, 2012 - Education Week

In "portfolio" districts, responsibilities that once rested at the central office are falling to principals, who may be operating magnet schools, charter schools, or neighborhood schools with varying levels of autonomy.
July 17, 2012 - Education Week

The nation must find a way to support overstressed principals and teacher-leaders, Elizabeth Neale and Jonas S. Chartock write.
March 12, 2013 - Education Week

After studying 33 successful principals from across the country, Karin Chenoweth and Christina Theokas found commonalities among them.
April 27, 2012 - Education Week


Choose principal candidates selectively, offer strong coursework that applies theory directly to practice, and provide high quality mentoring and professional development: These are the keys to improving the ranks of school principals, according to the New York-based Wallace Foundation.
June 27, 2012 - District Dossier

Follow these 10 practical ideas for developing sustainable leadership in your system or your school.
September 4, 2012 - John Wilson Unleashed

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