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Leaders for Challenging Schools to Get Improved Training with $730,000 Grant

Many low-income and diverse student learners soon will have principals and superintendents who are better prepared to address their specific learning needs, thanks to a $730,000 grant to The University of Texas at Austin's University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Researchers untangle “why” behind exodus of principals from public schools

Researchers untangle “why” behind exodus of principals from public schools

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

About 70 Percent of New High School Principals Leave Within Five Years, Study Says

Only about half of newly hired Texas public school principals are staying on the job at least three years and principals in high-poverty schools are leaving the soonest, according to a study out of The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education. Dr. Ed Fuller and Dr. Michelle Young, who are part of the…   » Continue Reading

College of Education Gets $3 Million to Prepare Principals for Large Urban School Districts

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.