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This Policy Update outlines the importance of aligning principal preparation programs with the high expectations set for our school leaders and the policy levers that may help facilitate this integration. State boards can routinely review the quality of preparation programs. They can collaborate with institutions of higher education on setting rigorous admission standards for principal programs, while ensuring the curriculum meets the state’s leadership standards.


Aligning Leadership Preparation Programs with Student Learning Standards





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Leading and Governing

Is there another domestic policy space more complicated than state education governance? In the face of the 50-plus ways of constructing state systems of public education in this country, the authors in this issue of The Standard attempt to tease out what constitutes strong leadership and effective governance.
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Preparing Principals through High-Quality Internships

To equip and retain more high-quality school leaders, states can encourage principal internships as a key part of preparation.

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NASBE's 2023 Legislative Conference will be held March 19-21, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

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