Help wanted: Principals who embrace change

Alvoid, Black, SMU, Center for American Progress, principalsTraining principals for new roles is key to new U.S. Department of Education school reforms, according to a new report by researchers at Southern Methodist University. But insufficient training and support enabling principals to meet these new expectations is leading to a leadership crisis. Twenty percent of newly minted principals leave the profession after two years, and seasoned professionals are opting for early retirement.