Plans Set for National Certification of Principals
After years of talk and stalled efforts, the creation of a national certification program for principals is finally under way, with plans to launch the initiative formally sometime in 2011.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards—which is spearheading the effort that will mirror the now 20-year-old advanced-certification program it runs for teachers— announced this week that it has completed work to define what skills and characteristics school leaders need to be effective. It is in the final stages of crafting specific standards for principals.
The nonprofit organization has raised roughly $3 million to help pay for developing the certification program so far, including a $1 million appropriation from Congress and $1 million in funding from the...
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