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Promote the Value of Principal Leadership

Every October marks National Principals Month, a widely recognized nationwide celebration that recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great. To learn more, browse some important facts about principals below.

Did you know…?

  • According to the Wallace Foundation, leadership is second only to instruction in school-based factors that affect student achievement.
  • In a decade of intensive research, the Wallace Foundation identified no documented case of school turnaround absent an effective leader.
  • Support for ongoing principal professional development is essential. Unfortunately, only 4 percent of professional development dollars reach principals, meaning the average high school principal is not in place long enough to see their freshman class graduate.

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