Guides for those who care about creating and supporting quality schools.Leading Early Childhood Learning Communities
To download an executive
summary of this "guide for those who care about creating and supporting
quality in schools," click on the PDF link below. The guide was researched and co-created by the
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and
Collaborative Communications Group. It stands firmly behind the
knowledge that high-quality early childhood education is not just an
ideal; it's an essential investment. The Minnesota Early
Childhood Initiative, of which MESPA is a member, is "a campaign for
our youngest children." Its members include business, education, and
government -- united in an overarching goal "to ensure that every young
child has the best possible start toward a healthy life of learning,
achieving, and succeeding."
Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do
The National Association of Elementary School Principals' (NAESP) guide, Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do,
presents the voices of elementary and middle level principals who
state their belief that everything a principal does in school must be
focused on ensuring the learning of adults and students.
takes a fresh look at the role of school leader. Influenced by the
academic standards movement -- which is demanding that we focus on
equity and instruction as never before -- schools are thinking anew
about how to define "quality" in schools and how to create and manage
the environments that support it.Leading Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do
identifies six standards that NAESP believes together characterize
instructional leadership in schools. Click on the Principal Standards PDF link below to
download a copy of the book (102 pages), published in 2002.
book has been revised and updated with a second edition published in
2008. To download an executive summary of the second edition, click on
the REVISED Principal Standards PDF link below.