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There is no doubt about how important teachers and leaders are to student learning.

That is why leaders across the country are rethinking how their districts and schools manage teacher and leader talent. To inform these management improvement efforts, CRPE examines pressing problems and new approaches related to how districts and schools find, develop, and keep teacher and leader talent.

BRIEF – From Bystander to Ally: Transforming the District Human Resources Department

This research brief for the fourth report in CRPE’s leadership series looks at the behind-the-scenes work of the school district human resource department and the role it plays in implementation of reform strategies.

From Bystander to Ally: Transforming the District Human Resources Department

Based on 49 interviews with district and school personnel, the report’s aim is to identify key issues that leaders in districts elsewhere can use to begin thinking about how they might make their HR office...

Making Sense of Leading Schools: A Study of the School Principalship

This report, based on in-depth interviewes with educators, looks at the daily working lives of school leaders. It then asks what this implies for policy and leadership development.

BRIEF – Making Sense of Leading Schools: A Study of the School Principalship

This research brief summarizes the report Making Sense of Leading Schools: A Study of the School Principalship.

From the Headlines to the Frontlines: The Teacher Shortage and its Implications for Recruitment Policy

This report suggests that even with the economic slowdown and the sense of relief from a pending teacher shortage, districts will continue to struggle to get and keep good teachers unless they make dramatic changes...

BRIEF – An Impossible Job? The View From the Urban Superintendent’s Chair

This is the research brief for the second report in the Center’s leadership series; an examination of large-district school superintendents.

An Impossible Job? The View From the Urban Superintendent’s Chair

Based on a survey and on interviews with superintendents from the nation’s largest urban districts, this study explores the working life of urban superintendents. This report is second in second in the Center’s leadership series....

A Matter of Definition: Is There Truly a Shortage of School Principals?

This report finds that although some districts and areas are experiencing difficulties finding good school principals, there are far more candidates interested in assuming school leadership roles than there are principal vacancies to fill.

BRIEF – A Matter of Definition: Is There Truly a Shortage of School Principals?

This research brief relates to a CRPE report that finds, despite widespread publicity about a shortage of school principals, there are far more candidates certified to be principals than there are principal vacancies to fill....

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