Beyond the Pipeline: Getting the Principals We Need, Where They Are Needed Most

This policy brief by the Wallace Foundation examines three independent research studies to determine the causes of the current problems in the labor market for principals. Findings suggests that policies and practices designed solely to add more certified candidates to the job pipeline miss the central challenges underlying the difficulty that districts face in attracting and retaining high-quality leaders. Challenges include a lack of incentive to draw quality leaders to the worst schools, regulatory issues, and counterproductive hiring practices. Using these findings, the report provides policy implications to indicate ways to better address the problems. 
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