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School Leadership in Washington State: Today's Leaders and Key Challenges They Face
September, 2014
Christine Campbell, Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice

This brief discusses the ever-increasing importance of Washington State’s school principals and provides descriptive analyses of the principal workforce that uncovers opportunities for improvement.


Missing Out on Strong School Leaders? A Survey of Principal Hiring and Support in Washington State
August, 2014
Michael DeArmond, Patrick Denice, Christine Campbell

This report explores how Washington State school districts hire and support its principals. A 2013 survey of Washington superintendents and principals highlights areas of concern but also reasons for optimism.


Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined?
June, 2014
Larry Miller, Jane Lee

This report examines federal, state, and district barriers that principals say hinder their ability to make innovative school improvements.


The Capacity Challenge: What It Takes for State Education Agencies to Support School Improvement
December, 2013
Ashley Jochim, Patrick J. Murphy

This study explores the primary obstacles that inhibit state education agencies from better supporting school and district improvement.


HR with a Purpose: Building Talent for Distinct Schools and Networks
September, 2013
Betheny Gross, Michael DeArmond

Prepared for the American Enterprise Institute Conference, “Teacher Quality 2.0: Will today’s reforms hold back tomorrow’s schools?”


BRIEF - Principal Concerns in Wisconsin: Focus on Future Leaders for Rural Schools
February, 2013

This analysis finds that over 70% of Wisconsin's school leaders will still be on the job in five years, with rural districts most affected by upcoming retirements.


Principal Concerns in Indiana: Focus on Developing Current Principals
January, 2013
Michael DeArmond

This analysis finds two thirds of Indiana principals will likely still be leading schools in five years, suggesting the state should focus on evaluating, supporting, and developing its current school leaders.


Strife and Progress: Portfolio Strategies For Managing Urban Schools
December, 2012
Paul Hill, Christine Campbell, Betheny Gross

This new book from Paul Hill and colleagues explains the underlying idea of the portfolio strategy.


BRIEF - Principal Concerns: Iowa May Face Statewide Demand
October, 2012
Michael DeArmond, Monica Ouijdani

This analysis finds that nearly half of Iowa’s principals will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, representing both a challenge and an opportunity for schools and communities statewide.


Q&A on the Chicago Teachers Contract Math
September, 2012
Marguerite Roza

This Rapid Response brief examines the real numbers on the Chicago teachers contract costs.

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