Two AFSA Locals Part of ‘Principal Pipeline’ Initiative

Two AFSA Locals, CSA in NYC and ASASP in Prince George’s County, MD, are in the school districts that are receiving money from The Wallace Foundation.

According to a press release published on Aug. 23:

The Wallace Foundation is launching a $75-million initiative to help six urban school districts develop a much larger corps of effective school principals and to determine whether this improves student achievement across the district, especially in the highest needs schools.

Based on 10 years of research, Wallace has identified four key parts of a “principal pipeline” that can develop and ensure the success of a sufficient number of principals to meet district needs: rigorous job requirements, high-quality training, selective hiring, and on-the-job evaluation and support.

The six districts, which serve thousands of low-income students, are: Charlotte-Mecklenburg in North Carolina; Denver; Gwinnett County (near Atlanta) in Georgia; Hillsborough County (near Tampa) in Florida; New York City; and Prince George’s County (near Washington, D.C.) in Maryland. The foundation selected these districts from 90 candidates because they already have efforts under way to groom qualified principals and thus are best able to put strong, complete pipelines in place. The six districts’ plans include working closely with select principal preparation programs to improve the training aspiring school leaders receive before they are hired by the district.

To read more about The Wallace Foundation’s “Principal Pipeline” Initiative, click here.