Chess v. Checkers: Newark Trust in the Star-Ledger

Newark Trust President & CEO Ross Danis was quoted in the Star-Ledger this week about the leadership qualities of NPS Advisory Board Chair Rashon Hasan. The article examines the careful balancing act Hasan must take in addressing the needs of the NPS community and the relationship with the state—which controls Newark's public schools—as local control appears to inch closer to Newark's shores. 

Danis said that the state's decision to return fiscal control to Newark and the changes to the board's operations are a step in the right direction.

"It might reassure people in Trenton when you give control back that the people you are giving it back to have systems in place," Danis said.

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What school districts can do to recruit and retain leaders

vaughn_thompson-690.pngIn advance of the Trust’s March 26 Forum:  Finders Keepers: Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Leaders, we are posting a series of research based best practices to enhance our collective understanding of the issues.

According “Lacking Leaders,” a report published by the Fordham Institute, there are four things school districts can do to improve their efforts to recruit and retain high quality school leaders.

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Leaders Grow Leaders

In advance of the Trust’s March 26 Forum: Finders Keepers: Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Leaders, we are posting a series of research based best practices to enhance our collective understanding of the issues.

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For the past 15 years the Wallace Foundation has focused its work on leadership.  In 2013 they published a report titled, “The School Principal as Leader:  Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning. In it they state that effective school principals have five key responsibilities:

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Jon Weinstein, principal of Bard High School Early College-Newark, with a graduating student. Bard has received support from the Trust's Funders Collaborative. Bard continues to provide a college level experience for Newark high school students, resulting in many students receiving an associates degree's from Bard College upon graduation from high school.

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