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Bush Institute Releases Survey to Learn More About State Policies Impacting Principals
Today, the Bush Institute, through its Alliance to Reform Education Leadership, and in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, released a survey to all 50 states to learn more about state laws, rules, and regulations impacting principal preparation and licensure. The survey is designed to help us better understand:
- If states are setting standards of principal effectiveness and how they are being used
- State requirements of principal preparation programs
- The process states use to approve principal preparation programs and monitor their quality over time
- Principal licensure requirements, both initial and renewal
Principals are integral to teacher effectiveness and student academic achievement. Yet, while there are ongoing efforts to collect information on state policies impacting teachers, AREL determined that there is no similar compilation of data around principals. Using the information collected from this survey, AREL intends to create state snapshots that can help inform the policy conversation nationally to ensure that we are enabling principals to more effectively lead schools and drive student achievement.
It’s Time to Close the Communication Gaps in Education
If we want strong early childhood education programs, we have to prepare leaders for elementary schools and early childhood programs.
Interventions Only Work When School Districts Support Strong Leadership
The George W. Bush Institute hosted a panel discussion focused on college and career readiness, early childhood, and the importance of school leaders in driving better results for all children.
The Need for a Strong Principal Bench
A recent story of a principal who left the high school he successfully turned around in Newark, New Jersey illustrates how vulnerable turnaround reforms can be when the leader who implemented those reforms moves on.