Principals rank only second to teachers in a school’s influence on student success. Despite the important role principals play in a child education, the field has not received the attention it should in education research. This pattern is beginning to change as evidenced by the release of a compendium of resources on Principals from WesEd. The California Comprehensive Center at WestEd along with the Integrated Leadership Development Initiative and others have produced a package of 11 documents that provide research, policy options, practices, and case studies to guide educators implement effective principal practices.
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