Reports on a 2009 school leadership conference on lessons learned, progress, and current issues such as changing principal training programs and district offices' priorities, with insights from researchers and government, district, and school leaders.
- Observation: Shared leadership, good data systems, stakeholder management and participation, and financial sustainability are the minimum conditions required for successful implementation of reform.
- Observation: A more rigorous process for deciding tenure is an important step in ensuring effective teachers remain and those less effective do not.
- Observation: Developing a salary system based on effectiveness, rather than experience or degree, will encourage teachers to continually improve and do more for students.
- Observation: Providing financial incentives to teachers in classrooms with greater needs will attract better teachers to the school.
- Observation: Student outcomes, observation data, family and student feedback, and a measure of teacher attitudes and beliefs are all part of measuring teacher effectiveness.