Knowledge center that includes research, articles and other insights about school leadership.

The school principal's role in teacher professional development

DEC 2006

School principals exercise significant influence on teacher professional development. We identify four areas where principals have the opportunity to have a substantial impact on teacher learning.

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Preparing to Lead

OCT 2017

Despite the large and growing body of research showing that school leadership is the second greatest in-school determinant of student success, most states have yet to construct comprehensive approaches to identifying and developing school leaders.

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The eight qualities of successful school leaders

SEP 2013

What are the qualities needed to be a successful school leader? This is the question I set out to answer in a new book for which I interviewed some of the UK's best headteachers...

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Increasing parent involvement in school

Since parent involvement relates positively to student achievement, parents are encouraged to participate in their children's education in a variety of ways both at home and in school...

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Is this the high-leverage strategy that K-12 funders have been waiting for?

JUL 2017

It's no secret to readers of IP that the Wallace Foundation believes in the importance of high-quality school principals. More than any K-12 funder in the country, Wallace places school leadership front and center of its education funding...

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Teacher training in India set for a regulatory overhaul

JUN 2017

National Council For Teacher Education promises drastic action against teacher training colleges, 3,000 of which could be barred from taking admissions from the next academic year...

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Does Management Really Work?

NOV 2012

After studying headmasters in India and abroad, Stanford University Professor Nick Bloom and his colleagues write, in a recent article for the Harvard Business Review, that a one point increase on their scoring of school management practices is associated with a ten percent increase in student performance.

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The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning

JAN 2013

A study by New Leaders shows that the effectiveness of the school principal - just one person - accounts for twenty-five percent of the impact that schools have on student learning.

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Principals Matter: School Leaders Can Drive Student Learning

FEB 2012

A study by educationist Eric Hanusek shows that highly effective principals raise the achievement of a typical student in their schools by between two and seven months of learning in a single school...

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School leadership, trends in policies and practices, and improvement in the quality of education

SEP 2015

UNESCO Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015,"" School leadership, trends in policies and practices, and improvement in the quality of education".

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