NISL & School Leadership News

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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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Kentucky Educators are First in Nation to Earn Prestigious School Leadership Credential

September 14, 2016

Lexington, K.Y.- A group of eight current and former Kentucky school principals are the first educators in the nation to receive the Distinguished Principal and National School Leadership Coach credentials from the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). This elite group of educators was awarded the advanced credential after a rigorous evaluation that included 150 […]

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NISL Improves Math and Reading Achievement in Milwaukee Public Schools

June 10, 2016

A new, three-year randomized control study of Milwaukee (WI) Public Schools from Johns Hopkins and Old Dominion Universities has found that students in schools led by principals who graduated from the National Institute for School Leadership’s (NISL) Executive Development Program (EDP) outperformed their peers in math and literacy on state assessments. NISL is a program […]

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NISL leads school leadership support in RAND report

RAND Corporation - by Rebecca Herman, Susan M. Gates, Emilio Chavez-Herrerias, Mark Harris | April 28, 2016

An important report released by RAND offers critical insight into how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) supports school leadership. The report identified NISL as the sole “Professional Learning Activity for Principals” found to increase student achievement and to meet the ESSA Tier II level of evidence. According to the guidance in the report, this […]

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North Carolina District Transforms Instructional Leadership with NISL

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools - by Kim Underwood | August 6, 2014

For the past 14 months, 30 people in the school system have been participating in training that focuses on creating an environment in each school that supports student achievement. Working with the National Institute for School Leadership has been a transformative experience, participants say. “It’s been a life-changing thing, and I am so honored to […]

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Want Better Schools? Hire Better Principals

Huffington Post - by Emily Richmond | June 24, 2014

Writing in the Huffington Post, Emily Richmond discusses the findings from a recent report produced by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute that suggests, “that with highly effective principals in short supply, some districts might be missing out on opportunities to recruit and retain promising candidates.”  In addition to highlighting the need to revamp hiring practices, […]

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Business Roundtable Recognizes Five Programs for ‘Outstanding’ Work in K-12 Education

Business Roundtable (BRT) Press Release | October 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2013 ST Math, Success for All, New Teacher Center, UTeach and NISL Executive Development Program Selected As Part of Roundtable Effort to Scale Up Initiatives that Work Washington – Business Roundtable today recognized five K-12 education programs as outstanding programs that have demonstrated a strong potential for helping prepare more […]

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LMU To Recognize NISL Program Graduates with Doctoral Credit

LMU | September 20, 2013

New policy recognizes rigor of training program and rewards educators who complete it. The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Carter and Moyers School of Education will now offer 15 doctoral credit hours toward the pursuit of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) for qualified emerging Tennessee school leaders. The hours will be awarded to candidates holding a […]

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