Read promising practices from the 5th edition Spotlight on Best Practices. The publication provides examples of innovative programs that principals have used to engage the communities and include families in the learning process. NAESP supports the work of these principals and thanks the MetLife Foundation for funding the publication. 

Principals from across the nation have offered promising practices—project ideas, programs, and techniques—that they have implemented in their own schools to raise student achievement and improve learning communities. These innovative ways to bring about change can be shared with teachers, PTA members, and community leaders. Divided into eight categories explaining their primary impact, the promising practices collected here provide an excellent starting point to principals who want to improve the learning communities they lead.