Leadership and Accountability
Effective schooling needs leaders—both inside and outside the classroom—who champion strong supports and sensible accountability for initiatives that matter. UEI's success stories such as Freshmen On Track and the high-achieving UChicago Charter NKO Campus are just two examples that demonstrate the potential impact when systems to monitor and support positive change are helmed by leaders who empower colleagues to make a difference.
Effective schooling needs leaders—both inside and outside the classroom—who champion strong supports and sensible accountability for initiatives that matter.
The New York Times "Principal and Teacher, a Complex Duet." An editorial dives into Consortium research on Chicago's recently updated teacher evaluation system, highlighting the dynamics between school leaders and educators that can drive or hinder school improvement.
- In any given year, approximately half of all Chicago Public Schools principals are in their first four years at their current school »
- "Effective Leaders" is one of the 5Essentials for school improvement. Past research has shown that schools strong in at least three of the Essentials were ten times more likely to improve than schools weak in three or more of the Essentials »
- Principal leadership is critically important—Leithwood, Louis, Anderson, and Wahlstrom (2004) reviewed both quantitative and qualitative research on school leadership and concluded that leadership is second only to classroom instruction among school-related factors in influencing student learning »
Latest from UEI on Leadership & Accountability
Adopting School Climate Surveys under ESSA: A Model from Chicago
Consortium leaders discuss how Chicago implemented school climate surveys: a model that can guide other schools under ESSA.
Examining Integrated Leadership Systems in High Schools: Connecting Principal and Teacher Leadership...
Link to article: Here Research on school leadership suggests that both principal and teacher leadership are important for school improvement. However, few studies have studied the interaction of principal and teacher leadership as separate but linked systems in how they relate to student outcomes.
3 States Cite School Climate Surveys in their ESSA Plans: Why Don't Others Use Culture for Acco...
The 74 examines school climate surveys as a means of meeting the "fifth indicator" provision of ESSA, focusing in particular on 5Essentials and quoting Elaine Allensworth.
Highlighting Diversity in the Charter Schools Movement
Peter Cunningham highlights UChicago Charter School's Sonia Wang and Tanika Island Childress on a piece on diversity in charter school staff and leadership.
How did Chronic Absenteeism Become A Thing?
Consortium research is referenced in this piece on chronic absenteeism.
What do Educators Want to Get Out of Professional Learning
The Consortium is cited as a model for the partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Vanderbilt University in this piece on the development of professional learning.