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Report: Nearly half of principals considering leaving their schools

May 14, 2020


The report is the final installment in a four-part research project by LPI and NASSP examining the factors that contribute to principal turnover and how to address them. A research brief issued by the organizations last year showed 35% of principals stay at their schools for less than two years, and only 11% stay for more than 10.

One-fifth of principals leave their schools every year, and lack of recognition and low salaries are partially to blame. Teachers and principals earn about 30% less than their peers in similar countries.

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