Greenhouse Schools in Boston: School Leadership Practices Across a High-Performing Charter Sector

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This publication by The New Teacher Project (TNTP) posits that some of the success of Boston’s charter schools may be related to leadership practices that create strong climates for excellent teaching. TNTP developed a tool called Instructional Culture Insight, comparing Boston charters to other charters across the country, in order to better understand how leaders can build environments that allow teachers and students to thrive. Four areas emerged as important factors for the teachers in the Greenhouse Charter Schools: (1) consistent learning environments that enable a focus on student growth; (2) teacher development through observation, feedback and peer modeling; (3) early hiring with a high bar; and (4) right responses to good (and bad) performance.

Read it here.