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 »
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University of Chicago Harper Lecture with Timothy Knowles
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