Using the best research from national education groups, “The Elements of Success: 10 Million Speak on Schools That Work” discusses the six crucial, interlocked elements that represent success for public schools. Richard Long, executive director of the Learning First Alliance (LFA), will show you how to use this comprehensive guide to improve your school and empower your staff. The Elements of Success is a compendium of what works in schools. LFA research finds significant congruence among teachers, principals, superintendents, counselors, professional learning specialists, school board members, and others for these elements; however, each successful school mixes these elements in a unique fashion, reflecting their students’ needs. This session will discuss these elements and show how each principal can use The Elements of Success to support their school’s agenda.
Presenter: Dr. Richard Long is executive director of the Learning First Alliance and a nationally known advocate, writer and commentator on pre-K-12 issues and federal policy. Prior to joining LFA, he spent the past four decades working in education policy, including 37 years as the Government Relations Director for the International Reading Association. He also concurrently served as Executive Director/Government Relations Director for the National Title I Association from 1995 to 2014. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from George Washington University. Long provided the leadership to create "The Elements of Success." In reviewing each LFA members’ recommendations on unusually effective schools, he found significant agreement on what constitutes successful schools. In short, the education community knows what is important and what works.