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New Jersey recently became the first state to remove prior teaching experience as a qualification for becoming a principal. Advocates of the new policy--which only requires new principals with little or no teaching experience to teach one class a day during a one- to two-year residency period--hope this change will enlarge the pool of able candidates.
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