Principals are second only to classroom instruction in school-related influences on student learning—and are central to meeting expectations for turning around low-performing schools. To effectively meet these challenges and help close equity and achievement gaps, principals need focused preparation and ongoing support as they navigate the ever-changing realities of the job.
A more deliberate approach to cultivating and supporting new school leaders—a principal pipeline made up of four aligned parts—offers a strategy to improve schools districtwide and boost principal retention.
NAESP believes that:
NAESP focuses on improving the policies and programs that affect how principals are prepared in pre-service programs.
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