Instructional Leaders 
 What You Should Know About School Governance & Instructional Leaders  
 
 
 
 
Best Practices:
Building a New Structure for School Leadership
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What is Instructional Leadership &
Why Is It So Important? 
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Principals as Instructional Leaders and Managers —
Not an “Either-Or. . . 
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Schools Need Leaders - Not Managers:
It's Time for a Paradigm Shift. . . 

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The Fierce Urgency of Now: A Reflection on
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s
Call to Action and Educational Equity
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Explore, Discover, Learn, Discuss
 
 
 Additional study is needed to
increase principals’ time allocation
in the domains and task of
instructional leadership. . .  
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The field does not yet fully understand how leaders can improve teacher PD
that leads to measurable improvements
in student learning. . .
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Equitable Access to Excellent Educators 
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At Success Academies principals act as their school’s instructional leader, in stark contrast to district schools, where principals, though accountable for school outcomes, have limited control over what’s being taught and how. . .
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What specific instructional leadership tasks
support school effectiveness?
Do they include coaching teachers about their instructional practice, including evaluating teachers. . . or the curriculum? 
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HOW DOES ESSA SUPPORT
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
IMPROVEMENT? How DOES IT DEFINE 

EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH THAT MUST BE TIED TO THE EFFECTIVE ACTIONS OF PRINCIPALS OR  AN OUTCOME ANALYSIS?
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How state education agencies 
can support college and career 
ready  standards. . .
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How can states equip school districts to adopt evidence-based interventions?
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Unpacking ESSA State Plans:
Insights for Policy, Research, and Practice 
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The U.S. cannot ignore the reality that most state education systems are falling dangerously behind the world?
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The Evolving Role of the State
Education Agency in the Era of
ESSA and Trump:
Past, Present, and Uncertain Future
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