Principals keep jobs at failing schools

“Turnaround” schools often keep the same principal, reports the New York Times. There aren’t enough good principals willing to take over chronically low-performing schools.

As a result, the Department of Education, which is putting $4 billion into school turnarounds, has softened the rules requiring new principals.

About 44 percent of schools receiving federal turnaround money in these states still have the same principals who were leading them last year.

Sometimes the “new” principal is transferred in from another low-performing school.

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