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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.

Leadership for Learning Improvement in Urban Schools

October 12, 2009

Examines urban school leaders' efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning by supporting progress for diverse students, sharing leadership work, and aligning resources. Analyzes school environments and coordination of various leadership roles.

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.

Data-Informed Leadership in Education

October 1, 2006

Explores ideas, frameworks, and beliefs concerning the use of data in educational decision making and in the work of leaders at state and local levels as it relates to the improvement of teaching and learning.

Purposes, Uses, and Practices of Leadership Assessment in Education

October 1, 2006

Explores recent research literature dealing with personnel evaluations, professional learning, accountability, and the relation of leadership to learning, in order to clarify how leadership assessment practices impact student achievement.

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.

Redefining Roles, Responsibilities, and Authority of School Leaders

October 1, 2006

Addresses the core challenges faced by principals and other school leaders faced with high expectations and accountability and inconsistent or limited support, based on current research literature in the field.

Leading for Learning Sourcebook: Concepts and Examples

February 1, 2003

Provides a detailed discussion of ideas and methods that educators can use to enhance leadership in learning. Offers examples of leaders using the ideas and tools for assessment, planning, and teaching. Includes four annotated longitudinal cases.

Leading for Learning: Reflective Tools for School and District Leaders

February 1, 2003

Provides reflective ideas and tools for educators to enhance leadership in learning. Includes key ideas, real examples, and reflective questions that leaders can use can use to assess their organizations, enact strategic plans, and teach colleagues.