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Building Strong School Leadership

Researchers found the strongest evidence yet of principals' significant effects on student achievement...; the case is stronger than ever for investing in better leadership to improve schools and bring benefits to all students.

— Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, the Wallace Foundation, on Learning from Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning




Expert Series Building Strong School Leadership co-authored by Connie McDowell, Ph.D., Mark Bounds, and Brooke Culclasure, Ph.D.
Clearinghouse Building Strong School Leadership
Case Study South Carolina Leadership Executive Institute (SLEI)

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