Career Advice Thinking of Becoming an Administrator? First, Consider These 4 Things
Teachers who stayed in the classroom and those who left share their perspectives on making the leap from teaching to administration.
School & District Management How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs
Principal-prep programs are rethinking key areas like online offerings, equity, recruitment, and district partnerships.
School & District Management 6 Districts Invested in Principals and Saw Dramatic Gains. Dozens More Will Try to Do the Same
Reading and math scores rose dramatically in districts that focused heavily on improving the ranks of principals. Now an effort is under way to replicate that success in nearly 100 other school districts around the country.
School & District Management Paying for New Principal Talent With Title I Money? New Study Says It's Possible
States have traditionally heavily relied on Title II funds to pay for school leadership programs. But evidence from six districts that invested heavily in developing principals meets the federal standard for justifying using Title I money for such programs, an analysis has found.
School & District Management 4 Things Districts Can Do to Find (and Keep) Good Principals
Building a better principal pipeline requires improved hiring practices and on-the-job support, writes the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro.
School & District Management Districts Can Build a Stronger Bench of Principals for Relatively Low Costs
A new report from The RAND Corporation on districts that are participating in the Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative found that districts in the initiative spent an average of $31,000 per principal, or $42 per pupil, annually on pipeline-related programs.
School & District Management Principal-Preparation Programs Get Major Makeover in Illinois
The state's move to overhaul training for school leaders has shifted university-based programs' focus to developing principals who are strong instructional leaders.
College & Workforce Readiness Pressure Mounts on Higher Ed. to Improve Principal Preparation
Calls to modernize how prospective principals are selected and trained are being heeded in some states and universities.
School & District Management Data Fall Short When Evaluating Impacts of Principal-Prep Programs, Report Finds
A new report from the George W. Bush Institute and the American Institutes for Research examining the impact of five principal-preparation programs on student outcomes found a scarcity of good data.
School & District Management Universities Chosen for $47 Million Overhaul of Principal Preparation
The seven universities—all in different states—will work on redesigning their principal preparation programs in partnership with their states and local school districts where their graduates go to work.