​​The following is a select list of the mentions of THE PRINCIPAL STORY in the news. 

Ed Week Highlights “The Principal Story” Film and Video Resources Available on Wallace’s Website

With descriptions of The Principal Story Field Guide and video vignettes, Ed Week reviews the documentary film. Click here to read the article (login required).

The Chicago Tribune Calls "The Principal Story" “excellent and emotionally compelling"

The Principal Story, a documentary funded by The Wallace Foundation that focuses on the day-to-day lives and challenges of today’s school principals, airs for the first time on PBS stations on Tuesday, September 15. The Chicago Tribune calls it “an excellent and emotionally compelling PBS documentary." Click here to read the full review.

CBS News Interviews David Mrazek, Co-Director of "The Principal Story" 

CBS News interviews David Mrazek, co-director of The Principal Story, a documentary funded by The Wallace Foundation that focuses on the struggles of public school principals. To watch the video, click here.

NPR Interviews Cast from "The Principal Story" Documentary

From dealing with underperforming teachers to coping with the death of a student, Tresa Dunbar and Kerry Purcell from The Principal Story discuss the daily challenges they face as principals of two Illinois schools. Also interviewed is co-director Tod Lending. Click here to hear the full interview. 

Why Fund a Whole Documentary?

The Principal Story, a documentary film that portrays the challenges principals face in turning around low-performing public schools, airs on PBS starting September 15.  But the journey to broadcast was not always so simple. This article from describes how Wallace navigated the delicate role of sole funder for the documentary without sacrificing the credibility of the project. ​