PK-12 leadership

IERC Presentation: Navigating the Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation in Illinois

Bradford R. White, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Brenda K. Klostermann, Michelle Hanh Huynh, Mary Frazier-Meyers, and Janet K. Holt

This presentation for the University Council for Educational Administration l summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Publication: Navigating the Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation in Illinois: An In-depth Look at Stakeholder Perspectives (2016-2)

Bradford R. White, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Brenda K. Klostermann, Michelle Hanh Huynh, Mary Frazier-Meyers, and Janet K. Holt

The report summarizes findings from a two-year study of Illinois’ principal preparation redesign efforts.   More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation for the Illinois P-20 Council summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation to the Illinois Council of Professors of Education Administration summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: Laboratories of reform? Human Resource Management in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

This research study was presented during the poster session at the Association for Education Finance and Policy 41st Annual Conference in Denver, CO March 17-19, 2016. The project describes how charter schools recruit, develop, and retain teachers and explores the relationships between HR management strategies, school characteristics, and school outcomes.   More

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IERC Publication: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools (2016-1)

Bradford R. White

This study examines human resource management strategies used in Illinois charter schools. The report describes how these schools recruit, develop, and retain teachers, and explores the relationships between HR practices and school outcomes, including teacher retention, school climate, and student achievement.   More

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IERC Presentation: School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, and Future

Alicia Haller, Brenda Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Pam Reilly, Steve Tozer; Moderator: Janet Holt

Janet Holt convened and moderated a panel on School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, & Future, which explored an overview of the Illinois principal preparation reforms, summarized the findings of current research investigating the leadership reforms’ implementation and provided an overview of what the future holds for Illinois and other states implementing school leadership reform. Panelists included Steve Tozer (UIC), Brenda Klostermann (IERC), Amber Stitziel Pareja (UChicago Consortium), Alicia Haller (CSEP), and Pam Reilly (2015 IL Teacher of the Year).  More

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IERC Presentation: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

Many recent education policy initiatives have zeroed in on human resource (HR) management reforms. Because charter schools are granted additional flexibility in many areas of HR management, and because evidence suggests that many charter schools are exercising this flexibility, the charter school sector presents a promising venue to test this theory of action.  More

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IERC Presentation: Restructuring Principal Preparation in Illinois: Perspectives on Implementation Successes, Challenges, and Future Outlook

Brenda Klostermannn and Amber Stitziel Pareja

Results of phase one of a implementation review study of Illinois’ new policy for principal preparation indicate that a majority of those interviewed support the policy goals and have a positive outlook on its future impact. Concerns about a constricted pipeline and strained resources were also expressed. Future policy implications are suggested.  More

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IERC Publication: Restructuring Principal Preparation in Illinois: Perspectives on Implementation Successes, Challenges, and Future Outlook (2015-3)

Brenda K. Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Bradford R. White, and Michelle Hanh Huynh

Results of phase one of a implementation review study of Illinois’ new policy for principal preparation indicate that a majority of those interviewed support the policy goals and have a positive outlook on its future impact. Concerns about a constricted pipeline and strained resources were also expressed. Future policy implications are suggested.  More

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