New initiative launches to train future school leaders

Posted on September 29, 2016 • Category: The Education We Need

Governor Doug Ducey is partnering with the philanthropic community to provide resources and training for the next generation of school leaders. The Governor announced Thursday the launch of the “Great Schools, Great Leaders” initiative and a $100,000 investment from the Governor's Office for the creation of the Beat the Odds School Leadership Academy. In partnership with the National Institute for School Leadership, the Academy will provide leadership training for current and aspiring public school principals and teachers.

The new “Great Schools, Great Leaders” initiative strengthens the link between great school leaders and great schools, a key focus of which will be to close the achievement gap and improve the quality of education that low-income students receive in Arizona. The initial investment will be used to train 15 high-quality Arizona school leaders who will then, in turn, train the inaugural cadre of school principals and educators.

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