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Funder: The Wallace Foundation-grayscale

Producer: WNET-grayscale

In 2011, The Wallace Foundation launched the Principal Pipeline Initiative to help six urban school districts build pipelines of highly-qualified school leaders and to determine whether this improves student achievement. Wallace has identified four key parts of a “principal pipeline:” rigorous job standards, high-quality training, selective hiring, and on-the-job evaluation and support. The six districts are: Charlotte-Mecklenburg in North Carolina; Denver; Gwinnett County, Georgia; Hillsborough County, Florida; New York City; and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

In the fall of 2012, educational leaders in Denver, New York City and Prince George’s County, Maryland came together in a series of events to discuss what it takes to get an exceptional principal to lead every school – and to make a difference in the lives of all students. Learn about the innovative practices of these three districts and their training partners to develop and support effective school leaders as part of The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative.