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Improving Leadership for Learning

Stories from the Field

In five articles, education journalists detail how states and districts from New Mexico to Michigan are using a range of strategies to improve school leadership.
May 2008
A white male teacher speaking to 2 young mixed race female high school students in the school hallway
  • Author(s)
  • Dale Mezzacappa, Holly Holland, Liz Willen, Richard Lee Colvin, and Ron Feemster
  • Publisher(s)
  • Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy at the University of Washington
Page Count 37 pages


Five reports by education journalists candidly describe strategies tested by states and districts in The Wallace Foundation’s education leadership initiative. The reports look at: Atlanta “growing its own” school leaders; Louisville helping principals spend more time on instruction; New Mexico supplying better data to districts; Delaware developing standards and assessments; and one Michigan principal’s mastering data use.

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