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Report Series: Early Themes in Education Leadership
Part 13 of 14

The District Leadership Challenge

Empowering Principals to Improve Teaching and Learning

The Southern Regional Education Board describes seven ways school districts can improve the working conditions of principals so they can boost learning.
July 2009
A female teacher wearing a red blazer, sitting with a student, tutoring her
  • Author(s)
  • Gene Bottoms and Betty Fry
  • Publisher(s)
  • Southern Regional Education Board
Page Count 80 pages


Difficult working conditions often leave principals struggling to meet the goal of improved teaching and learning. This report by the Southern Regional Education Board proposes seven ways to better support principals, including: a strong investment in their instruction-related learning, more district office help, and good data on links between classroom practices and student achievement.

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