Establishing a principal pipeline could be an affordable path for school districts looking to reduce turnover and improve schools, according to a new report from the nonprofit RAND Corporation.
The study examined how six large urban school districts are investing in their leaders through a concept called "principal pipelines," which help districts develop a better preparation, hiring, evaluation and support system for principals to ensure they are effective. The Wallace Foundation funded the initiative.
States and districts continue to struggle with a shortage of highly-effective principals, but there is little information about what level of resources would be required to develop such...
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