School Leaders

School Leadership Policy Toolkit

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute have partnered to create a policy maker’s guide to improving school leadership. The school leadership policy toolkit is intended to assist advocacy groups in sifting through leadership research to develop a strategy for making improvements in their own states. The guide identifies […]

The Myth of Charter-School ‘Cherry Picking’ By Eva S. Moskowitz

In this Wall Street Journal op-ed, Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, debunks claims by charter school opponents regarding the student admission process of high-performing charters such as Success. She writes that claims of charter schools “gaming” the random lottery system or ‘cherry picking’ the brightest students are discredited by a […]

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Building Effective Leaders

Building Excellent Schools founder, Linda Brown, speaks to the need for quick execution in establishing urban charter schools for underprivileged children who are falling through the cracks.

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School Leadership

Effective school leaders are essential to creating excellent schools . More than anyone, school leaders have a unique opportunity to inspire educators, shape culture, and transform lives.

The Process of Picking Principals

A report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, “Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection and Placement,” examines the challenges and strategies for identifying and retaining successful school leaders. Read more here. NPR StateImpact, July 7, 2014.

Unusual Partnership Blends School Leadership with Business Acumen

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) launches its MBA in Education Leadership, an entrepreneurial principal preparation initiative that blends school leadership training with business coursework. MSOE, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the University of Indianapolis worked together to create these first-of-their-kind programs. Read more here. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 5, 2014.

Woodrow Wilson Launches MBA in Education Leadership

In 2013, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation launched an MBA in Education Leadership at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The degree is designed to provide business knowledge and leadership development that is missing from many master’s in education programs.

Educating America’s School Leaders

“The quality of leadership in our schools has seldom mattered more. Today, principals and superintendents have the job not only of managing our schools, but also of leading them through an era of profound social change that has required fundamental rethinking of what schools do and how they do it.” From “Educating School Leaders,” a groundbreaking study by Arthur Levine.