H.R. 4354 (111th): School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2009

Dec 16, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 2896 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 17, 2009

Susan Davis
Representative for California's 53rd congressional district
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Dec 16, 2009
25 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1736 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2013

S. 2896 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 17, 2009


This bill was introduced on December 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 16, 2009
Referred to Committee Dec 16, 2009
Full Title

To recruit, support, and prepare principals to improve student academic achievement at high-need schools.


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8 cosponsors (7D, 1R) (show)

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Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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School Principal Recruitment and Training Act of 2009 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award renewable five-year matching grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and certain educational or nonprofit entities that partner with LEAs to recruit, support, and train principals for service in high-need schools.
Requires grantees to:
(1) recruit, select, and provide training to individuals who are or aspire to be principals in high-need schools, agree to serve for at least four years in such schools, and work to ensure that student academic achievement in their schools improves substantially within three to six years;
(2) provide aspiring principals with a pre-service residency for at least one year that focuses on instructional leadership and organizational management and is followed by ongoing training for at least two years after their residency ends and school leadership begins; and
(3) deliver high-quality, differentiated, school-level support services that meet the specific needs of high-need schools led by individuals that are receiving or have received training pursuant to this Act.
Directs the Secretary to award a grant to one or more research groups to develop a high-quality evaluation and information clearinghouse system to facilitate the sharing of best practices and inform:
(1) the recruitment, selection, and training of principals for high-need schools;
(2) the development of principal effectiveness standards; and
(3) the development of system-wide supports and policies that foster school and principal actions identified as most often differentiating the most dramatically improved schools from others.

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