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Successful Leaders for Successful Schools: Building and Maintaining a Quality Workforce

States’ systems to support leadership development have received relatively scant attention and resources. This report details the Leadership Study Group's recommendations for how states develop and keep effective leaders; provide examples of promising practices for rural schools; and share insights from partner organizations.

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Policy Update

Aligning Leadership Preparation Programs with Student Learning Standards

This Policy Update outlines the importance of aligning principal preparation programs with the high expectations set for our school leaders and the policy levers that may help facilitate this integration.

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Policy Update

Aligning Teacher Preparation with Student Learning Standards

This Policy Update highlights the mismatch between the skills taught in many teacher preparation programs and those needed to help students achieve rigorous learning standards. State boards of education have a role to play here.

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The Standard

Preparing Teachers and Leaders

State education policymakers viewing the school landscape may at first see nothing but a vista that calls for thoroughgoing redesign. However, there are many ways to make sure those who teach and lead our children are better prepared and better supported to do their jobs well.

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