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January 2006


From the National Center for Education Research (NCER)

Highlights From Research Funded Under the Education Finance, Leadership, and Management Program

The purpose of this research program is to improve student learning and achievement by identifying changes in the ways in which schools and districts are led, organized, managed, and operated that may be directly or indirectly linked to student outcomes.

A central feature of the study is a randomized, delayed-treatment design that compares 20 elementary school principals from a single urban school district who are randomly assigned to participate in NISL in Year 1 of the 4-year study with 20 principals from the same school district who are randomly assigned to a group that receives the treatment one year later. Research team: Carol Barnes, University of Michigan; Eric Camburn, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ellen Goldring, Vanderbilt University; James Spillane, Northwestern University; and Susan Fuhrman, University of Pennsylvania. Visit the Study of School Leadership website for more information.