The Every Student Succeeds Act: Strengthening the Focus on Educational Leadership

  title={The Every Student Succeeds Act: Strengthening the Focus on Educational Leadership},
  author={Michelle D. Young and Kathleen M. Winn and Marcy A. Reedy},
  journal={Educational Administration Quarterly},
  pages={705 - 726}
Purpose: This article offers (a) an overview of the attention federal policy has invested in educational leadership with a primary focus on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), (b) a summary of the critical role school leaders play in achieving the goals set forth within federal educational policy, and (c) examples of how states are using the opportunity afforded by the focus on leadership in ESSA. Findings: Through the examination of federal policy and existing research in this arena, we… 

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