THE PRINCIPAL STORY PROJECT: Resources to help you develop school leadership

The Principal Story – A PBS Documentary Film about School Principals Facing Educational Leadership Challenges

The Principal Story Learning Guide  

Visit The Principal Story Learning Guide to find videos and other materials designed for those who train or provide professional development to current or future school principals.

THE PRINCIPAL STORY Project couplesTHE PRINCIPAL STORY—a critically-acclaimed PBS documentary about school principals—with specially-prepared materials to help you promote excellence in education leadership. Whether you are a principal, state or district official, policymaker or concerned parent, please take advantage of the videos and conversation guides here.




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Four Wallace-supported leadership innovations: mini-videos with conversation guides.

  • Closing the Achievement Gap explores Oregon’s program to help school leaders ensure that children from a variety of backgrounds succeed.
  • The New York Leadership Academy looks at the rigorous principal training program in the nation’s largest school district.
  • SAM I Am shows how a “school administration manager” enables a Louisville principal to spend more time on improving teaching.
  • Building a Better Pipeline spotlights Atlanta’s two-year program to train leaders in the skills and behaviors needed for that city’s schools.