[caption id="attachment_31373" align="alignleft" width="99" caption="Superintendents need hands-on vocational training, Sec. Duncan said."]Even more than theory, superintendents need hands-on vocational training, Sec. Duncan said.[/caption]

States and school systems, with the help of the federal government, must work harder to improve the way superintendents are trained and prepared to lead the nation’s schools, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told attendees of the American Association of School Administrators’ annual conference Feb. 12.

Duncan, himself a former superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools, said policy makers should question whether the requirements in superintendent certification programs accurately...

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