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State Partnerships Advancing School Leadership

In his recent report, States as Leaders, Followers, and Partners, Dr. Paul Manna, professor of government and public policy at William & Mary, reflects on evidence from two Wallace Foundation initiatives that encouraged states to play a more active role in developing high-quality principals. He notes that while distinct, both endeavors “convey quite clearly that […]

Building Trauma-Informed School Systems

This webinar highlights approaches states are taking through policies and programming to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to provide trauma-informed instruction and avoid secondary traumatic stress.

Advancing the Early Literacy Workforce by Working with State Legislators

*NASBE Members-only Learning Session* Widening achievement gaps in reading underscore the urgent need for state leaders to work together to boost early literacy and support effective professional development for educators. Existing PD has been criticized for its lack of efficacy, disconnection from the science of reading, and absence of policy support. The policy landscape may […]

Exploring State Policy Levers that Drive Local Principal Pipeline Efforts

What would a state’s policy environment look like if it were to support local school districts in developing effective approaches to strengthening the principal corps? That is the question Dr. Paul Manna, professor of government and public policy at William & Mary, seeks to answer in a new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation. On […]