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A principal learning community grounded in the Standards for Professional Learning

By Ann Marie Appolloni | November 9, 2021

Powerful school leadership is critical for schools to be successful. Effective principals ensure that great teaching and learning is in place for all students – a complex undertaking with many moving parts. To help principals succeed in that role, three years ago I formed a Principal Study Council that provides an opportunity for principals to […]

How to make the most of mistakes

By Maleka Donaldson | May 12, 2021

Learners of all ages benefit greatly from trial-and-error practice. They expand their capacities and build confidence as they learn about what works and doesn’t. Yet despite the numerous, well-documented benefits of mistakes and corrective feedback in learning (Hattie & Timperley, 2007), taking intellectual risks is too often associated with anxiety, embarrassment, and other negative emotions. […]

Professional Learning State and District Planner

By Learning Forward | October 15, 2020

The Title IIA Equity Multiplier: Leveraging Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Professional Learning for All Students and Educators Learning Forward, with support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, is excited to release the Professional Learning State and District Planner, a free resource to support state, district, and school leaders with the implementation of high-quality […]

October is National Principals Month

By Ariel Durham | October 9, 2020

Thank you for your submissions for National Principals Month This year we gave people the opportunity to nominate a principal they know to be featured on our Twitter page, and we received over 200 submissions within the first 24 hours and filled all of the available spaces! If you didn’t get to submit your nominees […]

The Principal Pipeline Initiative – Unpacking the Effects

By Frederick Brown | April 10, 2019

The results are in, and they are exciting. Last week I shared Learning Forward’s anticipation about the release of the RAND study of the Wallace Foundation-supported Principal Pipeline Initiative. (See that post here.) On April 8, I represented Learning Forward at the New York unveiling of Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for […]

The Principal Pipeline Initiative – Anticipating the Effects

By Frederick Brown | April 1, 2019

In 2011, six large school districts set out to build and manage pipelines to support their school principals. This Wallace Foundation-funded effort, known as the Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI), was built on substantial evidence from more than a decade of the foundation’s school leadership efforts. On April 8, Wallace is hosting a livestream discussion to […]