Preparing principals to raise student achievement implementation and effects of the New Leaders program in ten districts

New Leaders is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure high academic achievement for all students by developing outstanding school leaders to serve in urban schools. Its premise is that a combination of preparation and improved working conditions for principals, especially greater autonomy...

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Main Authors: Gates, Susan M., Hamilton, Laura S. (Author), Burkhauser, Susan (Author), Heaton, Paul (Author)
Corporate Author: Rand Education (Institute)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND Corporation [2014]©2014, 2014
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Summary:New Leaders is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure high academic achievement for all students by developing outstanding school leaders to serve in urban schools. Its premise is that a combination of preparation and improved working conditions for principals, especially greater autonomy, would lead to improved student outcomes. Its approach involves both preparing principals and partnering with school districts and charter management organizations (CMOs) to improve the conditions in which its highly trained principals work. As part of the partnerships, New Leaders agrees to provide carefully selected and trained principals who can be placed in schools that need principals and to provide coaching and other support after those principals are placed. The districts and CMOs agree to establish working conditions that support, rather than hinder, the principals' efforts to improve student outcomes. This report describes how the New Leaders program was implemented in partner districts, and it provides evidence of the effect that New Leaders has on student achievement
Item Description:"RR-507-NL"--Page 4 of cover. - "RAND Education.". - "Sponsored by New Leaders."
Physical Description:xxix, 118 pages color illustrations, color map
ISBN:0833086405
9780833086402