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The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, offers a recent publication highlighting novel programs that have been shown to produce talented, successful school leaders. Click on one of the links below to learn more about these nontraditional programs aimed at recruiting strong instructional leaders. Find free ordering information at

Boston Principal Fellows, Boston

First Ring Leadership Academy, Cleveland, Ohio

LAUNCH (Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago), Chicago

NJ EXCEL (New Jersey Expedited Certification for Educational Leadership), Monroe Township, New Jersey

New Leaders for New Schools, New York; Chicago; Washington, DC; Memphis, Tennessee; and the San Francisco Bay Area

Principals Excellence Program, Pike County, Kentucky

Resources on Educational Leadership

Lashway, L. (2002). Developing instructional leaders. Eric Digest 160. Eugene, OR: Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from

Barkely, S., Bottom, G., Feagin, C. H., & Clark, S. (2001). Leadership matters: Building leadership capacity. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from (Adobe® Reader® PDF 90 KB)

Behar-Horenstein, L. S. (1995). Promoting effective school leadership: A change-oriented model for the preparation of principals. Peabody Journal of Education, 70(2), 18-23. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from

Dunn, R., & DeBello, T. C. (Eds.). (1999). Improved test scores, attitudes, and behaviors in America's schools supervisors' success stories. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from

Freeston, K. R. (1992). Getting started with TQM. Educational Leadership, 50(3), 10-13.

Fullan, M. (1998). Leadership for the 21st century: Breaking the bonds of dependency. Educational Leadership, 55(7), 6-10.

Garubo, R. C., & Rothstein, S. W. (1998). Supportive supervision in school. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from

Hoachlander, G., Alt, M., & Beltranena, R. (2001). Leading school improvement: What research says: A review of the literature. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from leadership/pubs/ 01V04_LeadingSchool_Improvement.pdf (Adobe Reader PDF 145 KB)

Johnston, H. (2002). Leadership for literacy: High school principals and the reading challenge. Omaha, NE: The Principals' Partnership. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from

Waters, T., Marzano, R. J., & McNaulty, B. (2003). Balanced leadership: What 30 years of research tells us about the effect of leadership on student achievement. Aurora, CO: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from 5031RR_BalancedLeadership.pdf (Adobe Reader PDF 176 KB)

Wendel, F. C., Hoke, F. A., & Joekel, R. G. (1996). Outstanding school administrators: Their keys to success. Westport, CT: Praeger. Retrieved March 31, 2005, from

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