This story spotlights EDC's Cheryl King who, with the support of The Wallace Foundation, works to strengthen principal preparation and training programs nationwide: "In short, there’s a connection between principals who know how to support effective teaching and learning in their schools and high-performing teachers and students. 'The importance of principal preparation in turning around chronically low-performing schools cannot be overstated,' says King. But preparing principals who are ready to address the complex challenges facing these schools is a serious challenge. Traditional courses with a primary focus on scholarship and theory are simply not enough. Effective principals report the need for clinically supervised internships that allow them to grapple with real problems, in real schools."