Gilbert Hicks is an anomaly. He's been principal at the same school long enough for a three-year gym membership purchased in 2007 to expire. Twenty or 30 years ago, when a principal took the reins at a school, he was there long enough to see three or four kids in the same family pass through… » Continue Reading
In response to low principal retention rates in Texas, The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education will be offering a master's degree in education on site in select urban Texas school districts. The degree will be designed to address each district's unique needs.
The University of Texas at Austin College of Education's Principalship Program has received a $3 million grant to develop urban secondary-level school leaders who will be trained to address the unique challenges of inner city school management.