Principal prep is changing for the better

Universities are starting to change their principal prep programs to better prepare principals to meet real-world challenges, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

The report looks at the first year of a four-year $49 million initiative to improve training for aspiring school principals in seven universities.

The seven universities participating in The Wallace Foundation’s University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI) are redesigning their principal prep programs by working with local high-need school districts that hire their graduates. They also are working with accreditation agencies in their states—a move not typical of most other programs.…Read More