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AREL’s “Operating in the Dark” In The News

February 21, 2013 by Patrick Kobler

The Bush Institute’s recently released report Operating in the Dark: What Outdated State Policies and Data Gaps Mean for Effective School Leadership continues to inform a national conversation on the importance of school leaders.  From Wisconsin to Georgia, several state media outlets are covering the new principal policy report and what its findings mean for our children, including the San Antonio Express News with a commentary on the need for better principals to help lead a city focused on improving education.

See below for a list of articles about the groundbreaking report on state policies affecting the principalship. Join in the movement to help shine light on those states “operating in the dark” with their school leaders - the discussion about school leaders continues on Twitter under #IntheDark.

Choice Media – Study: Teacher Data Yes, Principals Not So Much

Education Action Group (EAG) News – Bush Institute: States are Doing a Poor Job of Preparing K-12 Principals for the Challenges of the Job

San Antonio Express News - Teachers Going to Class as Potential Principals – A New Focus on Preparing San Antonio’s Next Generation of School Leaders

The Education Trust – States Not Doing Enough to Improve School Leadership, New Study Finds

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education – A Spotlight on State Policies Impacting Principal Preparation and Licensure

Wisconsin’s Maclver Institute – Bush Center Report Finds Evaluation for School Principals in Wisconsin Adequate, but Lacking in Some Areas

Be sure to listen to AREL Director Dr. Kerry Ann Moll’s Choice Media Podcast Interview on our states’ lack of principal data here.

This blog was written by Patrick Kobler, Program Coordinator for The Alliance to Reform Education Leadership (AREL) at the George W. Bush Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKobler