Crafting a Learning Culture: Literacy Leadership

The International Literacy Association (ILA) just released a Literacy Leadership Brief titled, Principals as Literacy Leaders (2019). Sterling Literacy wants to share this resource with all principals to help stimulate conversations and actions that help create equitable instructional environments for students—environments that develop students’ literacy skills, which in turn grows students’ content knowledge and skills. ILA explains that…

If we truly believe every child has a basic human right to read, principals have a moral imperative to monitor and ensure equitable practices that nurture students’ self-efficacy and lead to comparable academic outcomes. This vision can be accomplished when principals enlist the cooperation of others and model and reinforce practices that advance learning and literacy. (p. 2)

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