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Progress Report: Most Recommendations on School Principal Training Implemented by Legislature and DOE, Report No. 01-58, November 2001
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  • The Legislature and the Department of Education implemented most of the recommendations in OPPAGA's 2000 report on the Management Training Act, which governed training and certification of public school principals.
  • The 2000 Legislature adopted EDUCATE 2000, thereby repealing the Management Training Act.  As we recommended, EDUCATE 2000 eliminated the Council on Educational Management and assigned the functions of that council to the Department of Education.  EDUCATE 2000 also eliminated the Center for Interdisciplinary Advanced Degree Study and the Academy for School Leaders.
  • The Commissioner of Education appointed a task force to identify and validate competencies of high-performing principals in public schools; identify standards and procedures for evaluating their performance; identify criteria for principal selection; and establish an educational management network to facilitate communication, involvement, and mutual assistance among educational managers.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 99-26 Program Review: Management Training Act Should Be Revised, published in January 2000.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Certification and Professional Development
Public Schools

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