|Transformative leaders are essential to attracting, developing and retaining effective teachers. Educational leadership is one of the most important factors in impacting student achievement. If we want the best possible leaders in Connecticut, we have to create an environment that is conducive to recruiting the best leaders to our state, and developing promising talent within our state. Then, once we have the right leaders in place, we need to step aside and let them lead! If we want to hold educational leaders accountable for outcomes, we need to give them greater authority and flexibility in the systems they lead.
If we want to hold educational leaders accountable for outcomes, we need to attract great leaders and give them greater authority over the systems they lead.
||That’s why our report calls for:
Want to know more about how to foster leadership in Connecticut? It’s all in pages 15-17 of our report.
- Requiring principals in Connecticut to develop annual goals, and holding them accountable to meeting those goals;
- Extensively training our existing principals in the new evaluation systems;
- Recruiting an expanded corps of diverse school and district leaders;
- Reshaping the process of administrator preparation, certification and support;
- Modifying tenure and union regulations for principals and assistant principals; and
- Giving district leaders the authority to run the system’s operations and personnel.