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ERIC Number: ED560209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership
Briggs, Kerri; Cheney, Gretchen Rhines; Davis, Jacquelyn; Moll, Kerry Ann
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative
The "Principal Policy State Survey" is a first-of-its-kind effort to capture the current state of affairs in state principal preparation, licensure policy, principal tenure, and data collection on the output of these policies. This report explores how states are using their authority to increase the supply of effective principals focused on raising student achievement. The findings are based on self-reported data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. "Operating in the Dark" includes state policy recommendations to drive needed reforms and gives the educational community new insights on promising efforts by states to improve the supply of high-quality principals. This report, supplemented by the individual state snapshots and the state database, details the findings. It is hoped that these will be used to drive needed reforms and give state policymakers new insights on what their peers are doing to improve the supply of high quality leaders. [For the executive summary, see ED560210.]
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative. 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205. Tel: 214-200-4300; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: AT&T; Bass Foundation; CME Group Foundation; Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.; Prudential Foundation
Authoring Institution: George W. Bush Presidential Center, George W. Bush Institute