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How States and Districts Can Leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act to Improve School Leadership

The RAND Blog - by Rebecca Herman and Susan M. Gates | December 13, 2016

A recent review of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements and the existing evidence for school leadership interventions demonstrates that the manner in which evidence requirements are interpreted could have significant implications for gaining access to funds.

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Local Principals Graduate Training Program

The News-Press | November 7, 2016

Five Lee County middle school principals completed the National Institute for School Leadership’s (NISL) Executive Development Program. 

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Pasco County Schools Administrators Complete NISL’s EDP

Tampa Bay Times | November 7, 2016

Eight Pasco County Schools administrators recently joined colleagues from 11 Florida school districts to complete the National Institute for School Leadership’s Executive Development Program.

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Piedmont Lakes Middle School Principal Graduates

The Apopka Voice - Dale Fenwick | November 7, 2016

Orange County Public Schools recognizes ten principals who graduated from the National Institute for School Leadership’s (NISL) Executive Development Program as part of a multi-state effort to increase school leader effectiveness and improve student learning. 

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Florida Principals Graduate from Prestigious Executive Development Program

October 28, 2016

This week, principals from across Florida graduated from the National Institute for School Leadership’s (NISL) Executive Development Program (EDP) as part of a multistate effort to increase school leader effectiveness and improve student learning.  Schools led by principals from participating districts enroll nearly 750,000 students, about 27 percent of total statewide PK-12 enrollment.

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What Makes a Good School Principal?

Education Dive - by Autumn Arnett | October 17, 2016

Jason Dougal, CEO of NISL, discusses the key determinants of principal effectiveness and how the success of a school is as dependent on the principal as any other single determining factor. 

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NISL’s CEO Discusses Distinguished Principals

October 13, 2016

Jason Dougal, CEO of NISL, discusses principals who have been awarded with the Distinguished Principal credential. Principals from Rankin, Harrison, Madison, Winona, Gulfport, Grenada, Sunflower and McComb school districts in Mississippi have been recognized.

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NISL Advanced Credentialing System News Coverage

October 10, 2016

NISL’s advanced credentialing system aims to revolutionize the principalship in America. The project’s goal is more than to simply identify and credential high-performing principals but also to create large numbers of them. Click below for news regarding the initiative.

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New Initiative Launches to Train Future School Leaders

September 29, 2016

Arizona Governor Doug Doucey announced the launch of the “Great Schools, Great Leaders” initiative and a $100,000 investment from the Governor’s Office for the Beat the Odds School Leadership Academy. The Beat the Odds School Leadership Academy will partner with the National Institute for School Leadership to provide leadership training for current and aspiring public […]

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Local Principal Earns Leadership Honor

The Richmond Register - by Ricki Barker | September 19, 2016

Principal Alicia C. Hunter was awarded the Distinguished Principal Credential from the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). NISL’s national advanced credentialing system aims to revolutionize the principalship in America. The project aims to not only identify and credential high-performing principals, but to also create large numbers of them. Hunter and two other principals from […]

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