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NAESP, NASSP, and New Leaders Applaud USED Shadow Visits of Principals

By NAESP, NASSP and New Leaders
October 27, 2014

Alexandria, VA—The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and New Leaders commend the dozens of high-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) who will shadow Pre-K-12 principals in the Washington, D.C. area this week and support continued focus on school leadership. The goal of the shadow effort is to gain a better understanding of the role of instructional leaders and look at policy, programs, and resources that are needed to do the job successfully. The shadow visits mark a continued celebration of National Principals Month in October.


What if We Treated School Principals Like CEOs?

By Jean Desravines
October 21, 2014

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Imagine a leader who is responsible for managing a budget of several million dollars, overseeing hundreds of staff, addressing the concerns and needs of passionate stakeholders, and is ultimately on the hook for delivering a “product” that will profoundly impact the trajectory of our country. You’re probably envisioning that this person is a corporate CEO of a Fortune 500 company, right?


I’m actually referring to your high school principal.


Great Principals at Scale: State & Federal Policy Brief

By New Leaders
September 23, 2014

New York City, NY, September 23, 2014—New Leaders, Inc. is set to release their latest policy publication on September 23, 2014. Great Principals at Scale: State & Federal Policy Brief  is a follow-up publication to their most recent report written in conjunction with the George W. Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions That Enable All Principals to Be Effective. This brief is the latest in a series of policy, practice, and research publications available from the education non-profit.

The State & Federal Policy Brief describes actions that state and federal policymakers can take to promote the local conditions research has found support effective school leadership across an entire school district. “States and the federal government have a role in changing the way districts support effective leadership in every school;” said Jean Desravines, CEO of New Leaders, Inc. “To scale and sustain school improvement, state and federal leaders must recognize the important role that districts play and promote and model large shifts in organizational culture and operations.”

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