Great Principals: Building A Culture for Success

America Achieves has partnered with New Leaders, a national nonprofit focused on developing transformational school leaders, to produce this series of videos focused on school leadership. The principals featured were identified by New Leaders’ Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) awards program as exemplar leaders of high-poverty schools that have demonstrated impressive gains in student achievement. […]

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Great Principals: Developing Every Teacher

Our best school leaders all have one thing in common: They develop and support the teachers in their schools. The principals featured in these videos work to ensure their teachers routinely reflect on their practice, receive meaningful feedback, and connect student learning to their own practices. These principals regularly observe teachers, lead evaluations that identify […]

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My Little (Global) School

There was a time when middle-class parents in America could be — and were — content to know that their kids’ public schools were better than those in the next neighborhood over. As the world has shrunk, though, the next neighborhood over is now Shanghai or Helsinki. So, last August, I wrote a column quoting […]

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