|12-14-16 Education in the News|
Education Week--New Help for States That Want to Bolster Principals
As state education officials set agendas for K-12 under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a new guide and a research review are being released this week to help them figure out how best to elevate school leadership through the law.
Two of the resources—a report by the RAND Corporation and a guide from the Council of Chief State School Officers—provide a broad view of how states can keep school leaders a major focus in their ESSA discussions and plans and use Title I and Title II funds to develop training and support programs for principals and other school leaders.
The RAND report highlights research on school leadership interventions and programs, along with synopses of whether those programs or elements of them were successful in improving student or other outcomes, and the level of evidence they meet under ESSA. The report makes it easier for states to find evidence-based school leadership programs and initiatives that they may be able to adapt to their local contexts.
By Denisa R. Superville |December 13, 2016
Garden State Coalition of Schools