The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

Study: Schools With Principals From New Leaders Program Show Higher Student Learning Gains  Students attending K-8 schools that have had a New Leaders principal for at least three years score at least 3% higher in math and roughly 2% higher in English language arts (ELA) than students with school leaders prepared in other ways. (Education Dive)

Principal Pipelines Can Be Sustained Research has shown that building pipelines of effective school principals is both feasible and affordable. Now, a new study finds that school districts are sustaining pipelines two years after foundation support for them ended. Then check in with one of the authors on the Wallace Blog for more on the findings.  Mark your calendars for April 8, when Wallace Foundation and RAND will be releasing groundbreaking findings on principal pipelines. Sign up now to watch the livestreamed event.

Livestreamed Event on the Impact of Building Principal Pipelines  On April 8, The Wallace Foundation will release the results of a new, groundbreaking study by the RAND Corporation on the impact of principal pipelines on districts, principals and students. Join Wallace online from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon ET for a livestreamed presentation of the RAND findings and panel discussion among large-district superintendents.

Teacher Shortage Felt Across the State and Curriculum  The shortage of teachers in Illinois has gotten more serious over the past year according to a new report released Monday from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, which was based on survey responses from 527 of the 858 district superintendents in Illinois.

ILLINOIS EDUCATOR SHORTAGE CRISIS  This survey by the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools provides longitudinal data that demonstrate teacher shortages (inservice and substitute) are continuing to increase in severity.

Survey: Teacher shortages growing throughout Illinois  The shortage of teachers in Illinois has gotten more serious over the past year, reaching into virtually every subject area and region of the state, and forcing schools to either cancel programs, enlarge class sizes or use teachers who are not fully licensed in a particular subject area.