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What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development

By EdWeek Research Center — November 02, 2021 1 min read
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The EdWeek Research Center conducted a nationally representative survey of educators from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8, including more than 450 school and district leaders, about their professional development access, needs, and preferences. Here are the details.

About how often does your school district provide formal professional development to principals and assistant principals?
DATA: How often are principals and assistant principals in your district consulted on the type of professional development they need?
DATA: How do you learn about professional development opportunities? Select all that apply.
Data: Survey of Principals: What format do you prefer when receiving your professional development training?
DATA: Survey of TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, AND DISTRICT LEADERS: How willing or resistant is your district when it comes to allowing you to use and apply professional development knowledge in action?
DATA: SURVEY OF PRINCIPALS: In what areas of school leadership do principals in your district need professional development? Select all that apply.

Coverage of leadership, summer learning, social and emotional learning, arts learning, and afterschool is supported in part by a grant from The Wallace Foundation, at www.wallacefoundation.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

A version of this article appeared in the November 03, 2021 edition of Education Week as What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development

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