NGA Education: School Leadership Hot Topics
Episode 8: Jason Dougal on International Exemplars

Episode 8: Jason Dougal on International Exemplars

July 5, 2019

In this final episode of the NGA Education School Leadership Hot Topics podcast, Jason Dougal, the chief executive officer of the National Institute for School Leadership and executive vice president of the National Center on Education and the Economy, discusses strategies for developing and supporting principals and school leaders. He also spotlights exemplars in principal development from high-performing education systems around the world.

 

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

Episode 7: Dr. Cortney Rowland on Principal Professional Development

Episode 7: Dr. Cortney Rowland on Principal Professional Development

June 28, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Cortney Rowland, the senior technical assistant consultant at the American Institutes for Research, shares the primary findings of her 2017 report, Principal Professional Development: New Opportunities for a Renewed State Focus. SHe also discusses the levers that governors and state policymakers can use to not only develop a strong pipeline of effective school leaders, but also continue to build upon the capacity of sitting principals.

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

Episode 6: Dr. Paul Manna on Using ESSA to Help Prepare Principals

Episode 6: Dr. Paul Manna on Using ESSA to Help Prepare Principals

June 26, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Paul Manna of the College of William and Mary shares his insights on how governors and states can strengthen their preparation, development and support systems for school principals, including through the Every Student Succeeds Act.

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

Episode 5: Deven Scott of the Education Commission of the States

Episode 5: Deven Scott of the Education Commission of the States

June 21, 2019

In this episode, state relations strategist for the Education Commission of the States (ECS), Deven Scott, discusses ECS’s School Leadership Primer for Policymakers, including levers the commission identified for advancing school leadership in states, as well as examples of states that are elevating this work across the nation.

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

Episode 4: Dr. Steve Tozer on Principal Preparation

Episode 4: Dr. Steve Tozer on Principal Preparation

June 19, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Steve Tozer of the University of Illinois-Chicago shares his insights on how governors and states can improve principal preparation and development; lessons learned from his work in Illinois and around the country to develop effective principals and school leaders; and an overview of current models of innovative university principal preparation partnerships. For more information on university principal preparation partnerships, please read the Wallace Foundation’s recent report, Launching a Redesign of University Principal Preparation Programs: Partners Collaborate For Change. 

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

Episode 3: New Leaders

Episode 3: New Leaders

June 14, 2019

In this episode, Sarah Rosenberg, senior director of policy for New Leaders, discusses research on the impact and key attributes of effective principals, and ways in which governors and states are moving forward in this area, including through the Every Student Succeeds Act.

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

 

Episode 2: Learning Policy Institute

Episode 2: Learning Policy Institute

June 14, 2019

In this episode, Learning Policy Institute leaders discuss new reports on principal turnover; the impact of principal leadership and support on teacher shortages; and ways that states are using the Every Student Succeeds Act to develop and support principals and school leaders. The episode features Jessica Cardichon, director of federal policy and director of the Washington, D.C., office, and Stephanie Levin, research manager, speaking with Seth Gerson, NGA Education program director for early childhood and K-12 initiatives.

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.

Episode 1: Principal Pipelines

Episode 1: Principal Pipelines

June 14, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Jackie Wilson, an assistant professor at the University of Delaware School of Education, shares her expertise and insights on the value of school leadership and strategies that governors and state policymakers can draw on to support the development and growth of principals and school leaders.  Dr. Wilson is also the director of the Delaware Academy for School Leadership and the executive director of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.  For more information on building effective principal pipelines, please read the new RAND Corporation report, Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools.

About the Podcast

Please take a listen to the new NGA Education School Leadership podcast series! On School Leadership Hot Topics, nationally recognized education experts share their knowledge and insights on strategies and promising practices for advancing school leadership policies and priorities at the gubernatorial and state level.  Please also check out our earlier school leadership webinars that specifically focused on how governors and state education chiefs in Delaware, Louisiana and Tennessee are working together to improve school leadership in their states.  For additional information and resources on principals and school leaders, please visit the Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center.