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Document Number: 3098

Trying to Stay Ahead of the Game: Superintendents and Principals Talk About School Leadership - Few would expect a principal's day to be leisurely and contemplative, but the sheer sensory overload experienced by many school leaders is a key theme of this report from the Public Agenda. Based on in-depth surveys of 853 randomly selected public school superintendents and 909 randomly selected public school principals, the research shows that superintendents and principals believe in their work and its importance, with overwhelming agreement that finding a talented principal is the first step in turning around a troubled school. (The Public Agenda, 2001)...

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