Principals should be given the freedom to manage their schools while still working closely with district leaders to be successful, according to a report from the George W. Bush Institute, the Alliance to Reform Education Leadership and New Leaders, a school-leaders training program based in New York City. The report outlines 15 conditions districts should meet, along with a toolbox to help assess implementation. "When principals are given the conditions that allow them to carry out this work, the schools they lead can transform children's lives," the authors write.

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