School Leadership Teaming by Cathie E. West
The complete version of the Performance Expectations and Indicators for Educational Leaders can be downloaded free of charge from the Council of Chief State School Officers.
The Washington State Leadership Academy provides training to superintendent and principal teams. Its website has a comprehensive list of books, articles, and online references that will enhance school leaders’ professional practice.
“Leaders: Are You Coachable?” by Gene Sharratt is an insightful article in Washington State Kappan that addresses the power of leadership development through coaching.
Dancing With the Teachers’ Union by Don Sternberg
Researchers at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Project on the Next Generation of Teachers conducted a study to understand more thoroughly the priorities and practices of today’s local teachers’ union presidents. The results of their findings are in “Leading the Local: Teachers Union Presidents Speak on Change, Challenges.”
Pulling Together by John Daresh and Jane Lynch
The National Association of Educational Office Professionals is the only organization dedicated solely to the learning needs of school secretaries. The organization provides professional growth opportunities such as a certification program, quality training, and a network for sharing information and ideas.
“Take a Deep Breath and Thank Your Custodian,” a publication developed by the National Education Association, provides principals and teachers with insights into how to work collaboratively with school custodial staffs.
Strength in Partners, an interview with Marty Blank
Numerous resources, including “Community & Family Engagement: Principals Share What Works,” are available on the Coalition for Community Schools website.
“One Stop Shop” is a Research Report published in the March/April 2010 issue of Principal. It provides research findings about the benefits of community schools.
Effective Instruction for English-Language Learners by Nancy Protheroe
Challenging Common Myths about Young English Language Learners, published by the Foundation for Child Development, focuses on instructional and other issues related to educating young ELLs.
“Instructing English Language Learners: Assessing the State of Our Knowledge,”offers a detailed overview of the research on education of ELL students.
Instructional Models and Strategies for Teaching English Language Learnerswas developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Center on Instruction to provide “guidance on research-based strategies that have been effective in instructing English Language learners”
No Homeless Child Left Behind by David Saxberg
The website of the National Center for Homeless Educationat the SERVE Center provides a listing of training resources for educators, administrators, schools, school districts, and state educationdepartments.
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youthis an association dedicated to providing professional development, resources, and training support to educators.
This U.S. Department of Education website provides detailed information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Help Parents, Increase Learning—After School by Paul Young
The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) is a strategic partner of NAESP and serves as the voice of the after-school professional. Leading a New Day for Learning is a 2009 joint policy statement from the boards of directors of NAESP and NAA.