Training and Empowering School Leaders


 Tuesday, October 27,Training and Empowering School Leaders

School leaders have tremendous influence over the success of their teachers and students. But are schools doing an effective job of recruiting, selecting, and retaining great school leaders?

Are principals being trained effectively, and is there meaningful ongoing support? Are principals empowered to make decisions and challenge the status quo? If not, how do we do that? What's the right balance between autonomy and accountability? And do the realities of urban education make success less likely for school leaders? Join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for an interesting and thought-provoking discussion of the unique leadership issues of urban school districts and an exploration of exciting new efforts around Ohio to attract, train, and retain great leaders.

Invited Discussants

Lori L. Ward, Superintendent, Dayton City Schools

Heather Grant, Director, Aspiring Principals Program, Cleveland

Ben Lindy, Executive Director, Teach for America, Southwest Ohio


Moderated by:

Chad L. Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy,

Thomas B. Fordham Institute


To be held from 8:30 to 9:30 AM EST at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
Event Time: 
October 2015