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Title: The Status of the Preparation and Hiring of School Principals in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Region
Description: This technical brief describes the current status of the preparation and hiring of school principals in the Pacific Region-American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Republic of Palau. The brief answers a central question: what academic, practice-based, and standards and policy criteria are used in the preparation and hiring of principals? It finds that many jurisdictions had relatively recent certification standards and policies and that the procedures and criteria for preparing and hiring school principals vary across jurisdictions in models, requirements, and implementation levels. The only requirements common to all 10 jurisdictions are that principals must complete some college-level coursework and must have teaching experience.
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Cover Date: August 2008
Web Release: August 25, 2008
Publication #: REL TR00608
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Technical Brief
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