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The Bush Institute’s recently released report Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership continues to inform a national conversation on the importance of school leaders. From Wisconsin to Georgia, several state media outlets are covering the new principal policy report and what its findings mean for our children, including the San Antonio Express News with a commentary on the need for better principals to help lead a city focused on improving education.
See below for a list of articles about the groundbreaking report on state policies affecting the principalship. Join in the movement to help shine light on those states “operating in the dark” with their school leaders - the discussion about school leaders continues on Twitter under #IntheDark.
Choice Media – Study: Teacher Data Yes, Principals Not So Much
The Education Trust – States Not Doing Enough to Improve School Leadership, New Study Finds
Be sure to listen to AREL Director Dr. Kerry Ann Moll’s Choice Media Podcast Interview on our states’ lack of principal data here.
This blog was written by Patrick Kobler, Program Coordinator for The Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) at the George W. Bush Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKobler
It’s Time to Close the Communication Gaps in Education
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Interventions Only Work When School Districts Support Strong Leadership
The George W. Bush Institute hosted a panel discussion focused on college and career readiness, early childhood, and the importance of school leaders in driving better results for all children.
The Need for a Strong Principal Bench
A recent story of a principal who left the high school he successfully turned around in Newark, New Jersey illustrates how vulnerable turnaround reforms can be when the leader who implemented those reforms moves on.