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Justin Smith - How important are school principals in the production of student achievement?

Though parents tend to focus on kids' teachers, research by Justin Smith (Assistant Professor, Laurier Economics) and Elizabeth Dhuey (University of Toronto) focuses on the principals. Based on student performance in BC elementary schools, they find top-tier principals significantly boost math and reading scores.
Read the article in the Globe and Mail.
Read the full article in the Canadian Journal of Economics.

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