Hunt-Lee Commission Releases Report

Over the past year, the Hunt-Lee Commission has engaged in  comprehensive conversations around key education opportunities with leaders from across the field of education, as well as representatives from the business and philanthropic communities.  Over the course of four meetings, the group took a close look at long-standing challenges in education and identified innovative solutions.

Among the many challenges and recommendations articulated in the report, the Commission acknowledged the need to grow the school leader pipeline. Understanding the critical role principals play with respect to culture, instruction, and teacher retention, it makes sense to invest in the development of high-quality school leaders.

The report highlights the NC Principal Fellows Program (traditional model) as a program showing success.  Their recommendation to expand the program is spot on!  With the recent merger of NCPFP and TP3 (Transforming Principal Preparation Program), we have doubled the size of our graduating cohorts.  The NC General Assembly recently included additional funds in legislation for the purpose of further expansion, specifically adding “odd year” graduates to help balance the supply and demand needs of our state.

To read the full report, click here.

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