School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2009
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) have introduced the School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2009, which would create a federal grant program “to recruit, support, and prepare principals to improve student academic achievement at high-need schools.” Eligible applicants for grants would include a local educational agency; or a non-profit organization, educational service agency, higher education institution, or state educational agency that has a partnership with one or more local educational agencies.
The bill’s findings note inadequacies of present principal principal preparation programs, stating that “Principals need both management and instructional leadership skills to be effective. Yet most principal preparation programs fail to devote adequate attention and resources to training principals in instructional leadership.”
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