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Excellent Educators for Each and Every Child: A Policy Roadmap for Transforming the Teaching and Principal Professions - A coalition of more than 100 civil rights and education organizations lobbied Congress in the fall of 2014 to address the necessity of getting capable teachers into under-served schools. Their plans for training programs are aimed at ensuring just-hired teachers and principals are ready for work and they encourage hiring from local communities. Required steps include a teaching residency under an experienced teacher and passing a performance assessment. (Coalition for Teaching Quality, October 2014)...

Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Principal Follow-Up Survey - First Look - Of the 114,330 school principals (public and private) who were principals during the 2011-12 school year, 78 percent remained at the same school the following year, 6 percent moved to a different school and 12 percent left the principalship. Retirement was the reason some 38 percent of public school principals and 30 percent of private school principals left. Breakdowns also include private/public data, gender, rates by students acts of disrespect and whether principals felt in charge of teacher professional development. (Rebecca Goldring and Soheyla Taie, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2014)...

Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008-09 Principal Follow-Up Survey--First Look - The purpose of this statistical report is to introduce new National Center for Education Statistics data through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information, only selected findings are presented. These findings have been chosen to demonstrate the range of information available for the Principal Follow-Up Survey rather than to discuss all of the observed differences. (Institute of Education Sciences, June 2010)...

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