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Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Principal Leadership

IDRA Newsletter Nov-Dec 2017 cover“IDRA research and work with schools has demonstrated that the principal is the nucleus of a school’s instructional leadership team. The current shortage of principals in urban and rural districts serving diverse students, highlights the importance of excellent principal preparation.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO

Researchers are identifying an empirical link between school leadership and improved student achievement, with the central role resting with the school principal. Effective principal leadership builds a school culture that is dedicated to equity and excellence for the success of all students. This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on partnerships for leadership development, developing a growth mindset for student success, ESL teacher recruitment, what people are saying about IDRA’s STAARS Leaders project, and our new scholarship endowment in Honor of Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández, Lehman College President Emeritus.

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Articles

The Power of Partnerships in the Pursuit of Leadership Development to Transform Schools, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., Joanelda De León, Ed.D., and Jesse Jay McNeil, Ed.D.

How Transformational Leaders Develop a Growth Mindset for Student Success, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., Gerald Sharp, M.A., and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D.

Leadership for ESL Teacher Recruitment and Retention, by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D.

What People are Saying about IDRA’s STAARS Leaders Project

IDRA Establishes Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Dr. Ricardo R. Fernández, Lehman College President Emeritus

Extras

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute – April 6, 2018

Listen to our two-part Classnotes Podcast interview with a STAARS Leaders principal:

A Principal on Leadership for a Turnaround School – Part 1 – Podcast Episode 168

A Principal on Leadership for a Turnaround School – Part 2 – Podcast Episode 169


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