NISL & School Leadership News

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Superintendent’s Academy Participants Convene to Transform Learning Across Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Pressroom | May 12, 2017

Participants of the Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Academy, a two-year professional development program for superintendents, met with Pennsylvania Department of Education representatives for conferences, presentations, and feedback sessions at PaTTAN in Harrisburg, PA. Eighty superintendents presented over sixty action learning projects to a group of international experts. 

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Principal Training Program Launches in Effort to Improve Student Achievement Gap

AZ Big Media - by Jesse A. Millard | April 27, 2017

A partnership between the Center for the Future of Arizona, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s office, the National Institute for School Leadership, Helios Education Foundation, Burton Family Foundation and Beat the Odds School Leadership Academy launched a program to train school principals to improve student achievement.

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Moving Schools from Good to Great with Leadership

Herald-Whig - by Deborah Gertz Husar | April 26, 2017

The Illinois Regional Office of Education No. 1 partnered with the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) on NISL’s West Central Illinois School Leadership Initiative. 32 administrators and teachers from seven area counties have graduated from the initiative’s training. A second group began training in February and a third will begin in September. 

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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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