District administrators say university principal programs need to improve

A new five-year, $47 million initiative from the Wallace Foundation will help improve universities' principal training, especially for the nation’s highest-need schools.

The initiative is prompted in part by new studies pointing to a concern that many programs are falling short of school district needs and expectations.

The University Preparation Program Initiative will fund the redesign of up to six university programs, all in states with policies supportive of high-quality principal training.

The program builds on 15 years of Wallace-supported research and experience about what makes for effective principals and their preparation. The new initiative...

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