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INTRODUCTION

A Launchpad for success

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very successful space mission
requires an influential captain.
The same is true for successful
schools. "Leadership is a key element in
successful schools," states the Learning
First Alliance's recently released The
Elements of Success: 10 Million Speak
on Schools That Work, which identifies
elements of successful schools.
Of the six elements, one-distributed
leadership-speaks specifically to the
principal's vital role, while the other five
refer to elements that principals have
significant influence on, such as teaching, climate, and family engagement.
This concept goes hand in hand
with NPBEA's Professional Standards
for Educational Leaders, NAESP's
Leading Learning Communities:
Standards for What Principals Should
Know and Be Able to Do, and The
Wallace Foundation's The School

Principal as Leader: Guiding Schools
to Better Teaching and Learning, which
affirms that principal leadership is
second only to classroom instruction
in impacting student achievement.
"[Principals] can no longer function
simply as building managers tasked
with adhering to district rules, carrying
out regulations, and avoiding mistakes,"
the Wallace research suggests. "They
have to be (or become) leaders of
learning who can develop a team
delivering effective instruction."
That brings us to Wallace's five key
practices of effective principals. Each
one needs to interact with the other
four in order to make a real difference
for students.
1. Shaping a vision of academic
success for all students, one based
on high standards.

2. Creating a climate hospitable
to education in order that
safety, a cooperative spirit,
and other foundations of fruitful
interaction prevail.
3. Cultivating leadership in others
so that teachers and other adults
assume their part in realizing the
school vision.
4. Improving instruction to enable
teachers to teach at their best and
students to learn at their utmost.
5. Managing people, data, and
processes to foster school
improvement.
We are consistently hearing about
what needs to be done, but it is up to the
schools and districts to decide the how.
This special resource guide addresses
the how, using lessons learned from
Wallace's pipeline schools. *

An ESSA Moment: Investing in Principal Pipelines
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents states
and districts with a unique opportunity to invest in principal
pipelines. The law requires states to set aside 7 percent of
Title I, Part A, funds to improve low-performing schools,
which could include investments in school leadership activities. It also enables states to allocate up to 5 percent of
their Title II, Part A, funding to investments in teacher and
leader programs, with the option to reserve an additional 3
percent of funds for school leadership activities.
Recognizing that principals are critical to transforming
schools, 24 states indicated in their state ESSA plans that
they do intend to use the optional 3 percent to invest in

leadership. The use of these funds varies depending on
state context, but most states are using the set-aside funds
to focus on strengthening principal preparation, development, and support.
Examples of school leadership activities include the establishment of principal residencies, boosting job-embedded
and cohort-based professional learning, and expanding
mentorship opportunities for aspiring principals. State
leaders are taking advantage of this "ESSA moment" and
are targeting funding to boost principal pipelines, thereby
strengthening principals' capacity as instructional leaders
who improve student outcomes.

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