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Support and Accountability for Public and Private Principals

By Sarah D. Sparks — August 27, 2019 1 min read

New data from the National Center for Education Statistics find that principals at private schools tend to have more experience, 9.7 years on average leading schools versus 6.8 years for public school principals. Yet leaders of traditional district and charter schools were more likely to have participated in recent evaluations and professional development activities. The data come from a nationally representative sample of 10,600 traditional and charter public school principals and 4,000 private school principals surveyed in 2017-18.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 28, 2019 edition of Education Week as Support and Accountability for Public and Private Principals

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