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Leader SEL Toolkit

Social and emotional skills are widely acknowledged to have a critical role in student success and, increasingly, education leaders also recognize the importance of developing SEL among the adults in…

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Identifying Teacher Leaders: Getting the Right People in the Right Positions

Most new principals learn quickly that their new job is simply too big for one person. While the principal’s role is taking on ever-increasing complexity, research is clear that instruction…

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Starting with Why: How District Leaders Drive Change

How did leaders in a rural school district in middle Georgia consistently improve math outcomes for traditionally underperforming students? That is the driving question of GLISI’s third report in it’s Conditions for Success case study…

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Supervising Principals: How Superintendents Can Improve Teaching and Learning in the Classroom

This resource examines the role superintendents as principal supervisors and their importance in building principals’ instructional leadership capacity and helping them advance student achievement, looking particularly at 3 high-leverage arenas in which superintendents can have the greatest impact on principals.

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The Effective Principal

This short article provides an overview of the five practices research has identified as critical to effective school leadership: 1) shaping a vision; 2) creating a climate hospitable to education; 3) cultivating leadership in others; 4) improving instruction; 5) and managing people, data, and processes.

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Urban Excellence Framework

This tool was created by New Leaders to identify successful practices in schools showing dramatic gains. The framework includes 5 categories of school practices, each of which is further divided into Key Levers that represent a subset of practices used in New Leaders’ highest performing schools.

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High School Improvement: Indicators of Effectiveness and School Level Benchmarks

This document is an extension of the Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework. It provides a set of benchmarks that dig more deeply into the effectiveness indicators outlined in the Eight Elements and outlines practices that can be used at the building level to support high school improvement.

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