The Cost of Principal Turnover

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EDUCATION ECO-SYSTEM WHEN EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALS LEAVE?

Twenty five thousand (one quarter of the country’s principals) leave their schools each year, leaving millions of children’s lives adversely affected. Fifty percent of new principals quit during their third year in the role. Those that remain frequently do not stay at high poverty schools, trading difficult-to-lead schools for less demanding leadership roles that serve more affluent populations.  These retention and persistence realities deeply hamper the ability for schools, particularly high poverty schools, to initiate and sustain school improvement efforts necessary to achieve real gains for students.

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