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Management Training Act Should Be Revised, Report No. 99-26, January 2000
 
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  • Although the Management Training Act has not been fully implemented, most of its major directives either have been accomplished or assumed by the Department of Education. The act should be substantially revised to reflect current needs.
  • School districts are generally satisfied with the state’s principal certification requirements but are often unable to fill principal vacancies due to a shortage of high quality candidates. Certain aspects of the certification process may unnecessarily prevent qualified persons from becoming certified as principals.
  • The state must increase coordination and cooperation between school districts and colleges of education and eliminate barriers to ensure individuals with skills needed to improve student performance become principals.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-58 Progress Report: Most Recommendations on School Principal Training Implemented by Legislature and DOE, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 99-49 Progress Report: Fewer Teacher Certification Staff Needed Because of Streamlining and Technology, published in April 2000.
  • Report No. 97-46 Follow-up Report on Florida’s Teacher Certification System Administered by the Department of Education, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 96-52 Review of the Decentralization of the Teacher Certification Renewal Process, published in February 1997.
  • Report No. 95-10 Review of Florida's Teacher Certification System, published in October 1995.

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