Building a “Principal Pipeline” in Prince George’s

The Washington Post | October 21, 2011

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In an op-ed column in The Washington Post, the superintendent of the Prince George’s County (MD) Public Schools advocated for leadership training that has resulted in “tremendous achievement gains.” The district is one of six across the nation that is working with the Wallace Foundation to strengthen the principal pipeline. Prince George’s is partnering with NISL to train aspiring school leaders.

That’s a keen need the district. A quarter of its 500 or so principals and assistant principals are expected to retire by 2016—and there are not nearly enough high-quality leadership candidates in the pipeline to step into the position.

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