Chicago undertakes effort to improve principal leadership

08/16/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago officials are launching wide-ranging efforts to overhaul and improve the recruitment, training and evaluation of school principals. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has secured $5 million in private money to fund a new merit-pay system for principals, and a $10 million initiative is aimed at training and mentoring new leaders from within the district. "I want every principal succeeding, because if they're succeeding, it means the students are succeeding and the teachers are succeeding," Emanuel said.

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