Selection of key articles by GSL Staff 


Global School Leadership EcoSystem

In order to accelerate progress toward the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), it is vital to create global networks, particularly including countries from the Global South, that share learning across borders (Nov., 2017)


Why Invest in School Leadership?

We discuss why the selection, training, and accountability of school leaders is a key reform measure to improve education systems in developing countries (Oct., 2017)


About School Leadership

Selection of key media about school leadership


Good Leaders make Good schools

"We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few decades debating how to restructure schools. We’ve spent a lot of time trying to help teachers. But structural change and increasing teacher quality don’t get you very far without a strong principal.(Mar., 2018)


Principal is the key difference-maker

School leaders must be given "decision-making powers, clear objectives and accountability. Principals are not merely classroom teachers taking another step up in a successful career ladder. It also demands a merit-based process to select competent professionals with the management and leadership skills needed. And they have to be trained in such areas as human resources management, use of financial resources, and pedagogical leadership. That is the challenge many countries now face." (Nov., 2017)


Principals as the Key to Systems Change

A podcast about how Chicago used investment in its school principals to become the U.S. school district with the largest increase in performance over the last half decade. (Nov., 2017)


To Improve Schools, Work with Principals

A few U.S. school districts, namely Chicago, have focused on leadership development as a way to improve their performance These innovations carry a lot of learning for those looking to reform education systems at scale. (Mar., 2017)