New Schools, New Leaders: A Study of Principal Turnover and Academic Achievement at New High Schools in New York City

30 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2011

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Meryle Weinstein

Independent

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research; New York University (NYU) - Institute for Education and Social Policy; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Robin Jacobowitz

New York University (NYU)

Todd Ely

University of Colorado Denver - School of Public Affairs

Kate Landon

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2009

Abstract

This condition report focuses on how principal turnover at new high schools affects school culture and student performance and how principals manage the transition to new leadership to minimize this impact. Using both quantitative and qualitative data on high schools in New York City, we examine the organizational structures that allow a sustained focus on student learning while the leadership is undergoing a transition.

Suggested Citation

Weinstein, Meryle and Schwartz, Amy Ellen and Jacobowitz, Robin and Ely, Todd and Landon, Kate, New Schools, New Leaders: A Study of Principal Turnover and Academic Achievement at New High Schools in New York City (June 2009). NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2011-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1875901 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1875901

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research ( email )

Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

New York University (NYU) - Institute for Education and Social Policy ( email )

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Robin Jacobowitz

New York University (NYU) ( email )

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Todd Ely

University of Colorado Denver - School of Public Affairs ( email )

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Kate Landon

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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