School Leadership|330c9173-9d0f-423a-b58d-f88b8fb02708 Page ContentIn 2010, The Wallace Foundation launched the Principal Pipeline Initiative, an effort to help six urban school districts improve their “principal pipelines,” systems to train, hire, place, evaluate and support school principals. This series examines the measures the districts are putting in place, the challenges they are facing and lessons other districts could draw from their work. The effects of their efforts on student achievement are expected to be examined in a report slated for publication in 2018. Points of Interest Clear and current performance standards don’t just create job descriptions. They can also help school districts effectively train principals, place them in schools and evaluate their performance.Clear performance standards can help #school districts train, place, evaluate and support #principals. #educationSystematic support for assistant principals can nurture them to become strong principals.Systematic support for assistant #principals can nurture them to become strong principals. #education School district and principal preparation program leaders commonly included the following as topics they considered important for aspiring principals to learn about: school improvement design; teacher observation, feedback, and coaching; and fiscal management and budgeting.Key learning topics for aspiring #principals? #School improvement, teacher feedback, budgeting, among others.