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​States as Leaders, Followers, and Partners: Lessons from the ESSA Leadership Learning Community and the University Principal Preparation Initiative

Reflecting on two Wallace-funded efforts about effective principal development, political scientist Paul Manna highlights key lessons, including the value of fostering fruitful partnerships among a range of institutions with a stake in improving public schools. He concludes state policymakers, in particular, have invaluable roles to play advancing the principalship.  

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Developing Effective Principals: What Kind of Learning Matters?

High-quality principal development is linked to better outcomes for principals, teachers, and students, but access to it varies by state and school poverty levels. Changes in public policy could help fix that, according to this research commissioned by The Wallace Foundation.

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Using State-level Policy Levers to Promote Principal Quality

The Wallace Foundation, a long-time NASBE partner, has released a report by the RAND Corporation that looks at how seven states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia—have used policy to try to improve the principalship.