This article explores the role that school principals play in improving school achievement. The basis for this report is research done by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research that studied the role of the principal in the Chicago Public Schools.Source:
Elaine Allensworth, Education Week, March 12, 2018Description:
"We found that principals primarily influenced student learning by fostering strong learning climates in their schools. Districtwide data showed that teacher leadership was a critical mechanism through which principals achieved this. Interviews indicated that in these schools teachers felt they had real ownership over finding solutions and knew their work contributed to overall school goals. Principals supported teacher teams by maintaining a collective focus on school goals and coordinating across teams so that solutions could be applied throughout the school."Read the full article here!