As schools face new and persistent challenges around student wellness, COVID-19 protocols, and educator recruitment and retention, state policymakers must […]


In November 2020, the Wallace Foundation released “Using State-Level Policy Levers to Promote Principal Quality” by Susan M. Gates et al. The report details the ways in which seven states that participated in Wallace’s University Principal Preparation Initiative—California, Connecticut, Florida, […]


From 2011 to 2016, the Wallace Foundation helped six large urban school districts transform how they prepare, hire, and support principals. In an April 2019 report, Susan M. Gates and colleagues found improvements to principal pipelines in these districts to […]


A critical factor for strengthening educational leadership is collaboration between state boards of education and state education agencies. In a recent joint webinar between NASBE and New Leaders, Vic Lenz, vice president of the Missouri State Board of Education, and […]