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Pennsylvania Principals Earn Prestigious School Leadership Credential

September 12, 2019

Elite Group of Educators Awarded Credential for Record of Highly Effective Leadership

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Sparking a Fire Within: A First-Person Account of the Impact of the EDP

September 11, 2019

Rabia Minhas, principal, Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary School, Pomona Unified School District “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” This quote by William Butler Yeats has always resonated with me. I have always been surrounded by people who understood that an education was more than just going to school […]

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School Should be a Place Where Students Learn to Think, Design and Build

York Daily Record - Timothy P. Williams | April 26, 2019

A Pennsylvania district superintendent shares his vision for a cross-discipline approach that brings creativity and the arts to the traditional STEM curriculum. This initiative grew out of his participation in the NISL-led Pennsylvania Superintendent Academy, which is supporting hundreds of superintendents across the Commonwealth.

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Teachers Continue Their Own Education

The Ely Times - Adam Young | July 16, 2018

Nineteen White Pine County School District leaders completed the Executive Development Program (EDP).

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Sharon Superintendent Finishes Course on Education in Low-Income Area

The Herald - Quinn Schwartz | June 4, 2018

Sharon City School District Superintendent Michael Calla completes the NISL Superintendent Academy as part of Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera’s Poverty and Student Achievement Initiative. 

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Seneca Valley School Superintendent Welcomes Group of Peers

The Cranberry Eagle - Rachel Wagoner | April 11, 2018

Seneca Valley superintendent Tracy Vitale, a participant of the Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Academy, met with school leaders to discuss best practices and share ideas.

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Butler County School Leaders Meet with State Officials

The Cranberry Eagle | April 11, 2018

School leaders gathered in Seneca Valley for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Superintendent’s Academy site visit in order to showcase the district’s programs, share ideas with other school leaders and to be evaluated by representatives from the National Institute for School Leadership.

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School Leaders Awarded Distinguished Faculty Status by the National Institute for School Leadership

January 23, 2018

Seven Experienced Educators from Across the Country Selected to Receive Leadership Credential Washington D.C.—High-performing education systems around the world invest in the recruitment, preparation, development, and career advancement of teachers and leaders.

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Principal-Training Secrets Shared by the World’s Top School Systems

Education Week - Sarah D. Sparks | October 19, 2017

The National Center on Education and the Economy has released a new report, “Preparing to Lead: Lessons in Principal Development from High-Performing Education Systems.” The report examines leading countries who take a systematic approach to training principals. 

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Transformation at Scale: How the National Institute for School Leadership is Strengthening School Leaders Across 3 States

by Miki Aristorenas | September 13, 2017

Through a $12 million Validation-level Innovation (i3) grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014, the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) has conducted a large-scale implementation of the Executive Development Program (EDP) across three states: California, Florida and Mississippi. The i3 grant to NISL supports 750 principals in 88 districts serving nearly 1.7 million […]

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