Leadership coaching could help teachers boost student achievement

Study shows that mentoring and leadership coaching are helping teachers increase student achievement in some subjects

teachers-mentorGiving teachers two years of formal PD and training sessions with a leadership coach could result in higher student achievement in certain curriculum areas, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The program, which also includes a mentoring component in which teachers receiving the program’s services mentor other teachers, has shown early signs of success.

The fellowship program created by Leading Educators, a national nonprofit based in New Orleans, is showing promising results on student achievement in math and social studies, according to a preliminary evaluation of the effort.

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Laura Ascione

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