ERIC Number: EJ900625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-6
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Initiative Aims to Refashion Training Path for Principals
Aarons, Dakarai I.
Education Week, v30 n6 p1, 16 Oct 2010
A new nationwide leadership initiative launched last week is aimed at changing the way America's principals are recruited and prepared--and how they run schools. The Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, or AREL, marks the first major effort of the nonpartisan George W. Bush Institute, located at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. It will work toward the goal of giving teachers what they say they need most to succeed: great principals. Set to begin in six cities, the initiative aims to seed and nurture consortia of colleges, districts, and private organizations across the country that will work together to train principals in nontraditional ways and in field-based settings. It also seeks to broaden the talent pool for the profession by tapping into groups such as Teach For America, New Leaders for New Schools, and the KIPP charter schools to recruit a different set of school leaders. By 2020, the institute hopes to have certified or otherwise influenced the preparation of 50,000 K-12 principals, or half the nation's principal ranks.
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Recruitment, Leadership Training, National Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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