ERIC Number: EJ1074898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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Renewing the Principal Pipeline
Turnbull, Brenda J.
State Education Standard, v15 n3 p8-13 Sep 2015
The work principals do has always mattered, but as the demands of the job increase, it matters even more. Perhaps once they could maintain safety and order and call it a day, but no longer. Successful principals today must also lead instruction and nurture a productive learning community for students, teachers, and staff. They set the tone for the school's academic focus and ever-improving professional practice. This article describes how six school districts are taking up the challenge of ensuring their schools have a supply of effective principals, and their experiences can point other district and state leaders to how to do it. The six districts are: (1) Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina; (2) Denver Public Schools, Colorado; (3) Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia; (4) Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida; (5) New York City Department of Education, New York; and (6) Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland.
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Effectiveness, Standards, Administrator Education, Personnel Selection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Maryland; New York; North Carolina