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The Bush Institute’s Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership launched on Tuesday, February 5 at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C. In less than a week’s time, the report has been well covered by several news organizations, including this commentary by principal and Education Week contributor Peter DeWitt.
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.
States Lack Data on Principals, Study Says: Most States Lack Data on School leaders’ training, evaluation.
(Reprinted on Choice Media)
Are School Leaders Prepared for the Job?
Education Week, Finding Common Ground
Dallas to Count Student Achievement in Evaluating Principals
Education Week, District Dossier
Using Data to Improve State Policies about Principalship
Data Quality Campaign
Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Watch the launch event on YouTube here.
It’s Time to Close the Communication Gaps in Education
If we want strong early childhood education programs, we have to prepare leaders for elementary schools and early childhood programs.
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.