New York City community-superintendent candidates would have to show at least a 10-year background in teaching, including at least three years as a principal and a record of improving student learning and community engagement, to get the job.
The city’s education department said the proposed changes, unveiled in July, would add rigor and transparency to the selection process. Superintendents are not currently required to have extensive backgrounds as principals or in instructional methodology.
If approved by the city’s Panel for Educational Policy, a group made up largely of city-official designees, the new rules would also affect current superintendents, who would have to reapply for their jobs.
A version of this article appeared in the August 06, 2014 edition of Education Week as New Requirements Proposed for N.Y.C. Superintendents