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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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Strengthening the Principal Pipeline through State Leadership Academies

Missouri, Delaware, and North Carolina have developed evidence-based professional learning for current and prospective school leaders to increase their effectiveness and reduce turnover.
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State Advances in Early Childhood Education Seed Plans for 2024

In 2023, several states made significant strides toward universal pre-K, increased funding and support for early educators, and improved literacy and math instruction.
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Curriculum That Counts

Authors in this issue of the Standard draw lessons from a spectrum of state policies that are being used to increase the adoption of high-quality curriculum.

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