- Language: English
- 774 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
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Principal Leadership and Student Success. Edition No. 1
- Published: May 2008
- Region: Global
- 100 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
As the national education agenda continues to require that all students meet
educational standards, certain pressures are being placed on school leaders. A research
synthesis on effective school leadership indicates that improving instruction and learning is
a direct responsibility of the school principal.
The No Child Left Behind legislation passed by the United States Congress and
signed into law by President Bush requires states to implement standards-based
assessments and provides punitive measures to those states and schools that do not show
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as evidenced by student performance. In some
situations, the Arizona Department of Education has assumed control over school
districts failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress. The federal legislation is in effect
Educational leaders are faced with a difficult task. As pressure from the federal and state government increases, so too does the demand from our communities to ensurethat students meet or exceed the state standards. The demand and pressure from the federal, state, and local governments has
impacted educational leaders. Pressure on school leaders has directly influenced research
in educational leadership.
Richard Faidley Dr.
Richard H. Faidley, Ed.D. Studied Educational Leadership at the University of Arizona. Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Yuma Union High School District #70, Arizona.