Why principals need research-based instructional leadership training

08/12/2013 | Hechinger Report, The

Ongoing, research-based training on instructional leadership for principals is necessary to improve classroom teaching and student learning, assert Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro, and Bob Hughes, president of the National Institute for School Leadership. In this commentary, they note the expense and lack of such training. They describe how Missouri is tailoring national programs to local needs and using trained principals to train peers and build local capacity.

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