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Learning-Focused Leadership and Leadership Support: Meaning and Practice in Urban Systems

August 31, 2010

Synthesizes three reports on what good education leadership means and how it can best be supported, including the role of the school leader and the transformation of central district offices to focus more on improving instruction. Outlines key practices.

How Leaders Invest Staffing Resources for Learning Improvement

October 12, 2009

Analyzes staffing challenges that guide school leaders' resource decisions in the context of a learning improvement agenda, staff resource investment strategies that improve learning outcomes equitably, and ways to win support for differential investment.

Leading, Learning, and Leadership Support

October 31, 2006

Offers a framework for improving learning-focused leadership through the use of data and evidence, reallocation of resources, redefined roles and responsibilities, assessment of leadership performance, better governance, and a focus on high schools.

Allocating Resources and Creating Incentives to Improve Teaching and Learning

October 1, 2006

Offers insights from scholarly literature, related theory, and practical activities to inform the efforts of policymakers, researchers and practitioners to allocate resources and create incentives that result in powerful, equitable learning for all.

Redefining and Improving School District Governance

October 1, 2006

Explores recent research literature and emerging practices concerning the roles and responsibilities of district school boards and the issues impeding or assisting their effectiveness.