Supporting principals in Massachusetts

By Learning Forward
October 2020
Vol. 41, No. 5
Learning Forward is working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to strengthen and support aspiring and novice principals across the state. This project includes the development of a model handbook for principal induction and mentoring based on evidence-based practices that will provide districts with concrete tools and resources they can use to implement an effective principal induction and mentoring program. The handbook will include interactive learning modules aligned to the state leadership standards and feature topics such as developing principals as effective talent managers, becoming a leader for equity through anti-racist competencies, and strengthening the use of effective feedback and high-quality curriculum and instructional materials. Six novice and veteran principals and two university principal preparation program professors of color are partnering with

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