Districts Matter: Cultivating the Principals Urban Schools Need

Published :
February 2013, 37 pages
Author(s) :
Lee Mitgang
Publishing Organization :
The Wallace Foundation
Topics :
An effective school requires an effective leader, but great principals rarely just happen. They are cultivated. This Wallace Perspective draws on a decade of foundation research and work in school leadership to show how urban school districts can play a major role in ensuring they have principals who can boost teaching and learning in troubled schools. Key actions include establishing selective hiring procedures and providing mentoring to novice leaders.
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