The Wallace Foundation’s 10 Most Popular Publications in 2013


The Wallace Foundation aims to make a difference, in part, by disseminating lessons from our work in education, afterschool and the arts that we believe can be useful to policymakers and practitioners.

Among the most frequently downloaded reports in 2013 were those that focus on school leadership, particularly the link between the position of the principal and student achievement. Two new reports also made the top 10: Districts Matter, a Wallace Perspective highlighting the role district offices can play in cultivating principals who boost teaching and learning; and New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age, a look at the ways digital technologies enable young people to engage in the arts on their own time.

Title Publisher Date released
How Leadership Influences Student LearningUniversity of TorontoSeptember 2004
The School Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and LearningThe Wallace FoundationJanuary 2012
Learning From Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student LearningUniversity of Minnesota, University of TorontoJuly 2010
A Place to Grow and Learn: A Citywide Approach to Building and Sustaining Out-of-School Time Learning OpportunitiesThe Wallace FoundationFebruary 2008
The Making of the Principal: Five Lessons in Leadership TrainingThe Wallace FoundationJune 2012
The Three Essentials: Improving Schools Requires District Vision, District and State Support, and Principal LeadershipSouthern Regional Education BoardOctober 2010
Knowledge in Brief: Connecting Leadership to LearningThe Wallace FoundationJuly 2010
The Effective PrincipalLearning ForwardApril 2012
New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital AgeThe Wallace FoundationJuly 2013
Districts Matter: Cultivating the Principals Urban Schools NeedThe Wallace FoundationFebruary, 2013


For more of Wallace’s most popular downloads in 2013, see #11-#25 below:

Title Publisher Date released
The Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts EducationProject Zero, Harvard Graduate School of EducationJune 2009
Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World: Lessons from Exemplary Leadership Development Programs – Final ReportThe Finance Project, Stanford UniversityApril 2007
Getting Started With Market Research for Out-of-School Time Planning: A Resource Guide for Communities, Workbook A – Creating a Communications PlanMarket Street ResearchMarch 2007
Hours of Opportunity: Lessons from Five Cities on Building Systems to Improve After-School, Summer, and Other Out-of-School-Time Programs (Volume I)RAND CorporationOctober 2010
Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management: Program-Based Budget BuilderFiscal Management AssociatesFebruary 2013
Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s LearningRAND CorporationJune 2011
Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth and Other ExpertsThe Wallace FoundationNovember 2013
Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management: A Five-Step Guide to Budget DevelopmentFiscal Management AssociatesFebruary 2013
Six Districts Begin the Principal Pipeline Initiative: Recent Leader StandardsPolicy Studies Associates, Inc.July 2013
Education Leadership: An Agenda for School ImprovementThe Wallace FoundationApril 2010
Leading Change Handbook: Concepts and ToolsThe Wallace Foundation by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.June 2009
Better Together: Building Local Systems to Improve Afterschool (A Conference Report)The Wallace FoundationJuly 2013
Rethinking Leadership: The Changing Role of Principal SupervisorsCouncil of the Great City SchoolsOctober 2013
Building Deeper Relationships: How Steppenwolf Theatre Company Is Turning Single-Ticket Buyers Into Repeat VisitorsBob Harlow Research and Consulting, LLCNovember 2011
Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lessons from Five SchoolsThe National Center on Time & LearningJune 2013