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Principal Leadership Institute

Press release: PLI partners with the California Department of Education and five OUSD Dual Language elementary schools on the Oakland Language Immersion Advancement in Science (OLAS) Project. OLAS seeks to develop school-based leadership in order to further the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, language development and equity. Read more

The mission of the Principal Leadership Institute at Berkeley is to prepare, induct, and support a diverse community of equity focused school leaders who will improve education for vulnerable and historically underserved students in California’s public schools in support of social justice.



Principal Leadership Institute


Leadership Support Program


Coaching, education, and support for teachers and leaders


Recent Publications


Leadership Connection Rubric: Supporting Equity in the Schools We Need (Second Edition)

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PLI Annual Update 2017
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School-Wide Transformation Toward Arts-Centered Integrated Instruction and Learning: Bringing School Leadership Into Focus (2017)
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PLI Impact Report: Diversifying the Principal Workforce (June 2017)
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Leading During Difficult Times
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PLI Annual Update 2016
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The Case of Assessment Center: How the purpose, logic and experience of an embedded performance assessment of school leaders is built around an epistemology of practice
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"How Do You Evaluate Leadership?"
Authors: W. Norton Grubb, Patrick Liao, and Rebecca Cheung. Principal Leadership, April 2015.
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PLI Impact Brief 2015
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A Model of Leadership Induction for California: A candidate’s perspective of the Leadership Support Program
April 2015
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PLI Brochure
(four panel double parallel fold)
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