School Leadership is an important education policy issue because research demonstrates that it is second only to teacher quality in its impact on student achievement. Leadership is widely regarded as a key factor in accounting for the difference between underperforming schools and schools that foster student learning.
Today's schools require dynamic, well-trained, talented leaders who understand the social, economic and political forces that influence education; who are committed to fresh ideas and solutions and willing to take risks to implement them; and who have a 21st-century view of education management.
Strong schools are led by effective administrators. Now, more than ever, we need strong leaders who are able to maintain a relentless focus on instructional improvement and student achievement, and to inspire the students and staff in their buildings to do the same.
This Site is organized around four key-issues related to education leadership:
For more information contact Sara Shelton, Policy Specialist @ 303-364-7700 x 1647.