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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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George W. Bush Institute and New Leaders release report on district conditions to support school leadership

By New Leaders
June 10, 2014


June 10, 2014 –Today, the George W. Bush Institute’s Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) and New Leaders, Inc. released a framework outlining the conditions necessary for leaders to transform schools.

Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions That Enable All Principals to Be Effective and the Great Principals at Scale Toolkit are results of the Conditions for Effective Leadership Project, which included more than 20 education and leadership experts brought together by the Bush Institute and New Leaders.

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The RAND Corporation and Mathematica Policy Research Validate the Positive Student Achievement Impact of New Leaders, Inc.

By New Leaders
May 19, 2014


New York City, NY, May 20, 2014 – The RAND Corporation released a rigorous, independent long-term program evaluation of New Leaders, Inc., which found that students attending New Leaders schools attain higher student achievement results than their peers by a statistically significant margin specifically because they have a New Leader principal at the helm.  “Our rigorous analysis of the effect that New Leaders principals have on student outcomes uses state of the art methods. We looked at the outcomes of about 400 principals in traditional public and charter schools across the country – every principal prepared by New Leaders since its inception who was placed as a principal and for whom we had access to data.  The results demonstrate that principals who receive high-quality training can positively affect student achievement” said Susan M. Gates, lead author of the study and a senior economist at RAND.

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