School leadership is increasingly recognized as another critical factor to drawing and retaining great teachers and improving their individual and joint efforts.

  • The Wallace Foundation’s work to demonstrate how school leadership can improve teaching and learning includes The School Principal As Leader: Guiding Schools to Better Teaching and Learning, a 2013 report that describes the characteristics of effective school principals and identifies five practices as key to their work.
  • As part of the U.S Department of Education’s RESPECT initiative (Recognizing Education Success, Professional, Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching), in 2013, the Center on Great Teachers & Leaders at the American Institutes for Research published A Blueprint for R.E.S.P.E.C.T, outlining a 7-part consensus plan for transforming the teaching profession.