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Jan 8, 2015

Leading for Learning: Supporting principals as effective instructional leaders

Among all school-related factors, leaders are second only to teachers in their impact on student learning. But a principal’s day-to-day practice often looks very different. Faced with a myriad of pressures and responsibilities driven by the political, social, and economic landscape in public education, school leaders often lack time and support to improve instruction.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Leadership
  • School Leadership
  • Staffing
  • Career Pathways
  • Professional Development
  • Administrator Resources
Oct 1, 2014

Why do effective teachers leave some schools, and not others?

While some analysis of the initiative seems to indicate that Secretary Duncan is at least aware of the need for equitable (read: more) pay for teachers in needy schools, he makes no effort to address other factors that steer teachers away from disadvantaged schools, such as high student-teacher ratios, demanding and often hostile conditions, poor classroom environments, and lack of parent and community support.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Staffing
  • Educator Workforce
  • Career Pathways
  • Compensation
Jul 11, 2014

Increasing Oregon's numbers of diverse teachers will take everyone to support culturally and linguistically diverse students

As a first-generation college graduate, I have spent my career recruiting diverse college students and providing the support they need to graduate. One thing I learned over the years is that for the recruitment and retention of under-represented populations to succeed, it takes more than just one person—it takes everyone! It takes teachers, principals, parents, mentors, and community members.

  • Staffing
  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Educator Workforce


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