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Instructional leadership

  • The (only) three ways to improve performance in schools <summary + video> Richard Elmore

Leading school improvement

  • Education reform, accountability, and the achievement gap <article + comments> Jal Mehta
  • Building a new structure for school leadership <article> Richard Elmore

Using tests to assess performance and inform policy

  • Measure for measures: What do standardized tests really tell us about students and schools? <article + video> Daniel Koretz

Using data to raise student achievement

  • From lipstick to learning: Research goes to school <article> Kurt Fischer

Using data to improve instruction

  • The Heart of Data Wise <article> Richard Murnane, Kathryn Boudett, and Elizabeth City
  • Using assessment to improve instruction <article> Richard Murnane, Kathryn Boudett, and Elizabeth City

Designing educational research

  • What can educators learn from the Red Sox? <article> Judith Singer and Beth Gamse

Get teachers and school leaders ready

  • Research-based tools for preparing educators to engage families <summary + links> Harvard Family Research Project

Effective classroom practices

  • Treating the “instructional core”: Education rounds <article> Richard Elmore, Elizabeth City, and Lee Teitel

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