Below are upcoming opportunities to explore.

Universities, Districts and Others Join Hands to Redesign Principal Preparation Programs  Seven universities, school districts and other partners have succeeded in establishing strong working relationships that enabled them to jointly rethink and begin overhauling principal training, according to a report released today. The report by RAND, Launching a Redesign of University Principal Preparation Programs: Partners Collaborate for Change, examines the first year of a four-year, Wallace Foundation-funded effort to improve university school leadership programs so future principals can meet the demands of their jobs in the 21st century, especially how to lead schools in disadvantaged areas to improve teaching and learning. Interested in learning more about how the seven universities are seeking to better prepare school principals for the real-world demands of the job? We invite you to view a nationally broadcast panel discussion on December 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET, to hear from one of them, Florida Atlantic, along with its district partners.

Supporting Novice Principals on the Job: Principal Preparation for the Complexity of the Work  Wednesday, December 12, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST  Strong leadership is a necessary catalyst for student learning, yet the complexity of the work makes it sometimes hard to focus on the role of instructional leader. Join the discussion with new principals on how to best prepare principals for entering the profession in this final webinar of a four-part series.  This webinar will include time for Q&A. It will also be recorded and available for future viewing.