The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

Virginia – Delegates Pass Bill in House to Help Statewide Teacher Shortage  To help end the teacher shortage in the Commonwealth, the House of Delegates recently passed a bill to help military spouses keep their teaching license if they are relocated to Virginia. (WHSV-3)

Seeking Participants for Illinois Teach to Lead Summit  The second Illinois Powered by Teach to Lead Summit will take place in Wheaton on April 19-20 and is a result of collaboration between the Illinois Teacher Leadership Network, the U.S. Department of Education, National Board, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Delta Kappa Gamma-Illinois. This is an incredible opportunity for teachers to develop concrete plans to solve local issues in their districts and a powerful way for schools to spotlight groundbreaking teacher-led work.

Leadership Academy Releases “What It Takes: Leading Districts For Equity”  More and more often, we hear and read about the work of “leading for equity.” But what does that mean? What can that work look like? In “What it Takes: Leading Districts for Equity”, Newburgh School Board President Carole Mineo and Board Member Philip Howard, Superintendent Roberto Padilla, and Executive Director of Equity and Access Ebony Green share how they are taking a systemic approach to undoing inequities in their schools and impacting their students’ lives. The film also highlights the Leadership Academy’s own equity work and features our President & CEO Irma Zardoya, Superintendents-in-Residence Ann Clark and Valeria Silva, Leadership Academy Chief Strategy Officer Nancy Gutiérrez, Vice President of District Leadership Support Mary Rice-Boothe, and National Leadership Designer and Facilitator Derick Spaulding.

State chiefs boost student achievement by leveraging the power of teacher leadership networks  Tennessee boosted student achievement by leveraging the power of teacher leadership networks, a strategy that can be used to improve education systems across the country according to a new brief released by Chiefs for Change. “The Network Effect: Harnessing the Power of Teacher Leadership Networks to Sustain Progress in Tennessee” provides an in-depth analysis of Tennessee’s model for magnifying the impact of the state’s most effective educators, and notes key lessons learned for states interested in following its lead.

Improving University Principal Preparation Programs: Five Themes From the Field  This report examines perceptions of university programs that prepare the nation’s future school principals, barriers to their improvement and the state’s role in encouraging program upgrades.

Episode 3: Districts and Universities Work Together to Improve Preparation  ​​The Principal Pipeline explores how Chicago forged a critical partnership between districts and universities.