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Statewide Leadership Academies
Does the state have a state run Leadership Academy? How is the Leadership Academy funded? What partners are involved in the development of the Leadership Academy? What are key elements of the curriculum? What outcomes are realized upon a participant's completion of the curriculum? Is there any additional useful information?
Alabama Yes. Alabama Leadership Academy.

Source: Alabama Department of Education, Office of Leadership Development, Alabama Leadership Academy

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Alabama Department of Education.
 
Source: Alabama Department of Education, Office of Leadership Development, Alabama Leadership Academy

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The Alabama Leadership Academy endeavors to maximize leadership capacity at the system and school level through an organization of regional leadership academies. ALA will pilot the state/regional cooperative academy concept in three areas of the state in 2005-2006. Replication of the state/regional academy concept will begin in 2006-2007 and will take three years to become a statewide initiative.

Source: Alabama Department of Education, Office of Leadership Development, Alabama Leadership Academy

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The Alabama Leadership Academy curriculum consists of 14 instructional modules created by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Instructional strategies are embedded in a module structure that begins with an intensive workshop followed by school-based application, several more workshop application cycles and, finally, extended learning and follow-up at the school site that are supported and coached by local staff who have participated in the training with their school teams. Further information about the academy curriculum can be found on the department of education website.

Source: Alabama Department of Education, Office of Leadership Development, Alabama Leadership Academy

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Specific information about outcomes could not be found. The overall goal of the academy is to increase the achievement of all students in Alabama by supporting the growth and development of superintendents, principals, and teachers as leaders of instruction.

Source: Alabama Department of Education, Office of Leadership Development, Alabama Leadership Academy

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The Alabama Leadership Academy is part of the SREB’s State Leadership Academy Network.

www.alsde.edu/sections/Alabama_Leadership.htm


Source: Alabama Department of Education, Office of Leadership Development, Alabama Leadership Academy

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Alaska

Yes. Alaska Staff Development Network Administrator Coaching Project.

Source: The Alaska Staff Development Network, Alaska Administrator Coaching Project

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Alaska Council of School Administrators and the Department of Education and Early Development.

Source: Alaska Staff Development Network Administrator Coaching Project

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The Alaska Staff Development Network (ASDN) is a statewide partnership that includes Alaska’s 53 school districts, four colleges and universities, the Department of Education and Early Development, NEA-Alaska, the Alaska Council of School Administrators, as well as a number of professional education associations.

Source: Alaska Staff Development Network Administrator Coaching Project

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The program is intended for new or experienced administrators and will consist of eleven coaches. The program will focus on developing organizational and facilitation skills, teacher observation and evaluation, using data to improve instruction, and effective school-level practices and classroom-level practices.

Source: Alaska Staff Development Network Administrator Coaching Project

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Professional development credits are available for participating administrators.

Source: Alaska Staff Development Network Administrator Coaching Project

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http://www.asdn.org/ak_admin_coaching_project/index.html

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Arizona

Yes. The Arizona Professional Development Leadership Academy

Source: Arizona Department of Education, Professional Development Leadership Academy Website

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Federal funds and the Arizona Department of Education.

Source: Arizona Department of Education, Professional Development Leadership Academy Website

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The Arizona Department of Education.

Source: Arizona Department of Education, Professional Development Leadership Academy Website

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Participants learn how to design, implement and evaluate a high quality, effective professional development (PD) plan. Year one focuses on PD program design basics using the NSDC staff development standards, and PD models with an emphasis on data-based decision making and planning a pilot project. Year two focuses on implementation of the pilot projects, establishing systems of accountability and evaluation, and planning the expansion of the pilots. In year three the teams continue to advance their learning about systemic change, focus on leading continuous improvement efforts, and evaluate implications of their plan.

Source: Arizona Department of Education, Professional Development Leadership Academy Website

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Team members focus on PDLA as their major professional development experience during this three-year learning-applying cycle.

Source: Arizona Department of Education, Professional Development Leadership Academy Website

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PDLA participation is team-based, including teachers, principals, administrators, paraprofessionals and directors. Each year of the training series consists of four, 2-day sessions and a 3-day summit in June which serves as a culminating event for the year's work.

Source: Arizona Department of Education, Professional Development Leadership Academy Website

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Arkansas Yes. Arkansas Leadership Academy.

Source: ARK STAT ANN. §6-15-440

Source: The Arkansas Leadership Academy

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Arkansas State Legislature, fee for service and grant funds.

Source: ARK STAT ANN. §6-15-440

Source: The Arkansas Leadership Academy

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Established in 1991 and housed at the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Leadership Academy is a nationally recognized statewide partnership of 13 universities; 9 professional associations; 15 educational cooperatives; the Arkansas departments of Education, Higher Education, and Workforce Education; the Arkansas Educational Television Network, Tyson Foods, Inc; Wal*Mart Stores, Inc. and the Walton Family Foundation for a total of 44 Partners.

Source: ARK STAT ANN. §6-15-440

Source: The Arkansas Leadership Academy

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The academy offers seven institutes to prepare and support leaders, which include: a master principal institute, an intensive school support institute, an individual institute, a team institute, a teacher institute, a principal institute and coach training. The statute establishing the academy specifies that any school district in school improvement may be invited, strongly encouraged, or required to participate in the program as provided in the rules of the state board of education. Further, the law requires participating schools to remain in the program for at least three consecutive school years. Details about the academy’s curriculum are available on the academy’s website.

Source: ARK STAT ANN. §6-15-440

Source: The Arkansas Leadership Academy

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The academy exists to: build the leadership capacity of school and district personnel, with particular emphasis on hard to staff schools, train a diverse school leadership team, including, but not limited to, the school principals and teachers, provide a cadre of highly-experienced, trained performance coaches to work in the school or school district on a regular basis and work with the school and school district staff, school board members, parents, community members, and other stakeholders as necessary to provide a comprehensive support network that can continue the school’s progress and improvement after completion of the Arkansas Leadership Academy program.

Source: ARK STAT ANN. §6-15-440

Source: The Arkansas Leadership Academy

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Among other national recognition that the academy has received, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) featured the Arkansas Leadership Academy in “Hungry for Leadership” as one of the most effective leadership development activities for professionals in the southern states region. SREB also named the Academy “an exemplary leadership development program” in 2000 and selected it as one of three funded academies chosen for the SREB State Leadership Academy Network in 2001.

http://www.arkleadership.org/index.htm

Source: ARK STAT ANN. §6-15-440

Source: The Arkansas Leadership Academy

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California

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However, AB 430 provides for funds that may be granted to local education agencies (LEA) upon approval of the State Board of Education. The LEA must, either independently or together with a qualified provider, establish and implements a well-designed plan for providing principal training that successfully meets or exceeds the criteria established by the State Board of Education.

Source: California Department of Education, Guidelines and Requirements for Local Educational Agency, Section II

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Colorado

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Connecticut

Yes. The Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy

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Grant funds and districts’ professional development funds.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy

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Connecticut Department of Education and district teams.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy

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The Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy develops and supports school and district level leadership that is focused on improving academic achievement for all learners, with a special focus on the urban setting. Cohorts of leaders engage in sustained collaborative work over several years to solve documented achievement problems through a data-informed, continuous improvement process. Specific curriculum information is available on the program website.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy

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As a result of participation in the Academy, leaders will: develop a school improvement plan for their school/district that is focused on academic achievement, develop skill in using data to inform teaching and learning and develop strategies and structures to promote collaborative learning in the school/district.

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy

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http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2652&q=320398

Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Urban Leadership Academy

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Delaware Yes. Delaware Academy for School Leadership.

Source: University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

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The Wallace Foundation, the Delaware Business/Public Education Council, state of Delaware, the Department of Education and participating school districts.

Source: University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

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The Delaware Department of Education, the University of Delaware and the Delaware Business/Public Education Council.

Source: University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

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The Delaware Academy for School Leadership is designed to provide a comprehensive series of professional development opportunities that allow practicing administrators to upgrade their competence in a variety of critical areas that impact student performance. The Academy curriculum is based on the ISSLC standards. Specific curriculum information is available on the program website.

Source: University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

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Participants learn a variety of leadership skills related to the ISLLC standards. Specific outcomes could not be found.

Source: University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

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From 2001–07, DASL partnered with Delaware's State Action for Leadership Project as a sub-grant recipient to implement various distributive-leadership and succession-planning programs. Funded by the Wallace Foundation through the Delaware Department of Education, SAELP provided $900,000 to develop a cohesive leadership system in Delware.

Source: University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Delaware Academy for School Leadership

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District of Columbia

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Florida

Yes. The William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program for School Leaders.

Source: Fla. Stat. §1012.986

Source: Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

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Florida state legislature, grant support and private sector support.

Source: FLA. STAT. §1012.986

Source: Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

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Florida Department of Education, Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council.

Source: FLA. STAT. §1012.986

Source: Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

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The network will support the human-resource development needs of principals, principal leadership teams, and candidates for principal leadership positions using the framework of leadership standards adopted by the State Board of Education, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the National Staff Development Council. Specific curriculum information is available on the Council’s website.

Source: FLA. STAT. §1012.986

Source: Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

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The goal of the network leadership program is to provide resources to support and enhance the principal's role as the instructional leader, maintain a clearinghouse and disseminate data-supported information related to enhanced student achievement, build the capacity to increase the quality of programs for aspiring principals, and support best teaching and research-based instructional practices.

Source: FLA. STAT. §1012.986

Source: Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

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The Department of Education will coordinate the program through multiple delivery systems, including approved school district training programs, interactive technology-based instruction, regional consortium service organizations and state, regional, or local leadership academies.

https://www.floridaschoolleaders.org/

Source: FLA. STAT. §1012.986

Source: Southern Regional Education Board and the National Staff Development Council, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

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Georgia

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Hawaii Yes. The Hawaii Principals Leadership Academy.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Professional Development Educational Research Institute

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The Hawaii State Department of Education

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Professional Development Educational Research Institute

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The Hawaii State Department of Education and the Professional Development & Educational Research Institute

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Professional Development Educational Research Institute

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The state’s Reinventing Education Act of 2004 (Act 51) includes a provision for “empowering principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means.” The Hawaii Principals Leadership Academy was launched in 2004 to train principals, prospective principals (vice principals), and complex area superintendents. Four mandatory institutes are scheduled for the 2005-2006 school year. Further curriculum information is available on the Department of Education Website.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Professional Development Educational Research Institute

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Training courses will help principals increase skills to successfully manage school budgets, improve student achievement, establish and collaborate with School Community Councils, develop standards-based curriculum, and foster private sector partnerships. Further information about outcomes is available on the Department of Education Website.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Professional Development Educational Research Institute

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http://reach.k12.hi.us/050905suptmemo.pdf

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education, Professional Development Educational Research Institute

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana Yes. The Indiana Department of Education Indiana Principal Leadership Academy.

Source: Indiana Department of Education, Principal Leadership Academy

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Indiana State Legislature

Source: Indiana Department of Education, Principal Leadership Academy

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Source: Indiana Department of Education, Principal Leadership Academy

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Extensive curriculum information is available on the program website.

Source: Indiana Department of Education, Principal Leadership Academy

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The Academy exists to: identify and select principals who have demonstrated a potential for professional self-growth and to develop that potential through the program; create a self-perpetuating cadre of school administrators to serve as facilitators/trainers for other administrators and teachers; create an excitement for continuous growth of Academy graduates; ensure school effectiveness by developing leaders of instructors as well as managerial technicians; and strengthen leadership skills through exposure to and in-depth application of such administration themes as leadership styles, school culture, school improvement, and communication. Specific outcomes information is available on the program website.Upon completion of the 2 year Academy, participants receive 90 CRU's (6 credit hours, which fulfills administrator license renewal requirements).

Source: Indiana Department of Education, Principal Leadership Academy

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In 1985 the Indiana General Assembly passed House Enrolled Act 1236, which called for the establishment of a Principal Leadership Academy.

http://www.doe.state.in.us/ipla/welcome.html

Source: Indiana Department of Education, Principal Leadership Academy

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Iowa

Yes. The Iowa Principal Leadership Academy (IPLA).

Source: Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy

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The Iowa Principal Leadership Academy was self-supporting as of July 1, 2003. Prairie Lakes AEA 8 serves as the fiscal agent for the Academy with additional support from NW Area Education Agency, consultant support, facility support, and resource and material support.

Source: Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy

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NW Area Education Agency, Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency and the school administrators of Iowa.

Source: Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy

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The curriculum and learning activities were developed to directly correlate with each of the Iowa Standards for School leadership (ISSL) Cohort members participate in seminars in research and theory supported by experts in the field; take part in clinical experiences; join in continuous cohort group activities that consist of study, discussion, sharing and reflection; and be appraised of their progress through frequent monitoring and assessment by the Program Director, mentors, and self-assessment.

Source: Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy

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The mission of the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy is to certify aspiring PK-12 principals through professional and personal leadership development in order to serve schools where all students achieve at high levels.

Source: Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy

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http://www.aea8.k12.ia.us/en/iowa_principal_leadership_academy/program_detail/abstract.cfm

Source: Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy

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Kansas Yes. The Kansas Department of Education's Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech).

Source: Kansas Department of Education, TAKE Team, Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech)

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The Kansas State Department of Education and grant support.

Source: Kansas Department of Education, TAKE Team, Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech)

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The Kansas State Department of Education, Office of the Governor, Kansas Association of School Boards, Kansas Association of Education Service Centers, Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas Technology Coordinators Network, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation- Director of KAL-Tech.

Source: Kansas Department of Education, TAKE Team, Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech)

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The Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology addresses best practices and innovation in school planning and improvement efforts, enhancing learning and student achievement, and the integration and effective use of information technologies. Participants are paired with a professional mentor, assess their own starting points, participate in monthly meetings with peers, and develop and complete individual learning agreements. Specific curriculum information is available on the program Website.

Source: Kansas Department of Education, TAKE Team, Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech)

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The goal of the academy is to meet the demand for leadership development and technology learning opportunities by delivering professional development to  principals and superintendents. Specific information about outcomes is available on the program Website.

Source: Kansas Department of Education, TAKE Team, Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech)

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The Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology is a grant program. Beginning in the fall of 2001, the initiative supported a total of 11 academies, providing professional development to over 1500 school leaders.

http://www.taken.org/gates/

Source: Kansas Department of Education, TAKE Team, Kansas Academy for Leadership in Technology (KAL-Tech)

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Kentucky

According to statute, the Kentucky Board of Education must establish a statewide program to improve and maintain the quality and effectiveness of instructional leadership in public schools. Each instructional leader employed by the public schools of the Commonwealth must participate in a continuing intensive training program designed especially for instructional leaders.

Source: KRS 156.101

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Source: KRS 156.101

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Kentucky Department of Education and approved program providers.

Source: KRS 156.101

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The Kentucky Board of Education must prescribe specific criteria for the training program. Options in human resource management and conflict resolution techniques must be available to education leaders throughout the state. Other curriculum components vary by program.

Source: KRS 156.101

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Training should include a provision to allow an instructional leader to annually receive three participant hours of credit. Specific program outcomes vary by program.

Source: KRS 156.101

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Directory of EILA Approved Programs for the 2007-2008 school year (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008).

http://www.education.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/A177E4BA-ED33-46A5-8954-2FDC27611874/0/EILAChoicesUpdated10308.pdf

Source: KRS 156.101

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Louisiana

Yes. The Louisiana Principals’ Academy.

Source: The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network, Principals’ Academy

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The Wallace Foundation.

Source: The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network, Principals’ Academy

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Louisiana Department of Education and The Wallace Foundation.

Source: The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network, Principals’ Academy

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The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network includes a leadership institute designed to help educational leaders bring change in curriculum and instruction. The SREB modules institute involves training in literacy leadership, numeracy leadership, organizing the learning environment, and in coaching for school improvement.

Source: The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network, Principals’ Academy

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Specific program information cannot be found.

Source: The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network, Principals’ Academy

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In 2004, under the leadership of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana received a $3.6 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to support LELN as part of the State Action for Educational Leadership Project (SAELP). The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network also created programs recruitment and preparation of mentors.

http://www.leadlouisiana.net/home.cfm

Source: The Louisiana Educational Leaders Network, Principals’ Academy

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Maine

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Maryland Yes. Maryland State Department of Education Maryland Principals Academy.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education, Leadership Development, Maryland Principals’ Academy

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Maryland Department of Education.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education, Leadership Development, Maryland Principals’ Academy

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Maryland Principals Task Force and the Visionary Panel for Better Schools

Source: Maryland State Department of Education, Leadership Development, Maryland Principals’ Academy

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The Maryland Principals’ Academy is a professional development program that focuses on building the instructional leadership capacity of principals. Based on standards from a variety of professional organizations, such as the National Staff Development Council and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium, the Academy experience provides principals the tools they need to lead schools in a time of myriad state and local standards-driven reforms as well as national mandates.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education, Leadership Development, Maryland Principals’ Academy

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The primary outcomes of the Maryland Principals Academy include: developing ideas and strategies for aligning school culture to student and adult learning needs; determining effective practices for facilitating continuous instructional improvement for all student subgroups; and establishing and maintaining a network of colleagues who will engage in continued discussion about student achievement.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education, Leadership Development, Maryland Principals’ Academy

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http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/leadership/programs/MDPrincipalAcad.htm

Source: Maryland State Department of Education, Leadership Development, Maryland Principals’ Academy

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Massachusetts

Yes. The Massachusetts Education Leadership Academy.

Source: Massachusetts Board of Education, 2007 Annual Report

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Massachusetts Department of Education.

Source: Massachusetts Board of Education, 2007 Annual Report

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The Mass. Association of School Committees, the Mass. Association of Schools Superintendents, the Mass. Elementary School Principals Association, the Mass. Secondary School Administrators Association, the State Department of Education.

Source: Massachusetts Board of Education, 2007 Annual Report

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Training focuses on building vertical systems, improving communication about standards based instruction and learning and improving leadership skills.

Source: Massachusetts Board of Education, 2007 Annual Report

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The intended outcome is improved student achievement through leadership training.

Source: Massachusetts Board of Education, 2007 Annual Report

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http://www.doe.mass.edu/boe/annual/07.pdf

Source: Massachusetts Board of Education, 2007 Annual Report

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Michigan

A principal leadership academy was established in statute in 2003 to consist of “training for school principals conducted by other school principals who have a record of demonstrated success in improving pupil performance.” The law requires the state board, in conjunction with intermediate school districts, to conduct a leadership development training program in each school district for members of the community. The law also requires school districts to provide sabbatical leaves for up to 1 academic year for selected master teachers who aid in professional development. Evidence of a program could not be found.

Source: 380.1525

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Minnesota

Yes. The Minnesota Principals’ Academy.

Source: The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Principals’ Academy

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Minnesota State Legislature.

Source: The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Principals’ Academy

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The Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association, the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, and the University of Minnesota.

Source: The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Principals’ Academy

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The curriculum for the academy is the research-based program of the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). Components of this curriculum include a focus on developing vision and goals, teaching and learning, capacity and commitment and results. Delivered in two and three-day segments over the course of one year, the curriculum combines face-to-face instruction in workshops, seminars and study groups with interactive Web-based learning.

Source: The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Principals’ Academy

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Specific program outcomes could not be found.

Source: The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Principals’ Academy

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The Principal Academy was created in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association, the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, and the University of Minnesota. During 2006-2007, forty-eight Minnesota principals and school leaders were trained by NISL professionals. Starting in June 2007, members of the Leadership Team will work in smaller teams to deliver the NISL curriculum to others principals across the state.

http://www.mnprincipals.umn.edu/about/

Source: The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Principals’ Academy

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Mississippi

Yes. The Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training

Source: Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training Modules

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The Mississippi Department of Education.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training Modules

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The Mississippi Department of Education and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training Modules

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The training modules are divided into four categories and each designed for two consecutive days of content delivery. Key elements include leadership development, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, school improvement and student achievement support.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training Modules

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Participants completing the training may fulfill licensure requirements for entry-level administrators.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training Modules

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Trainings may be apart of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Leadership Academy.

http://www.usm.edu/leadershipinstitute/LeadershipAcademy.htm

Source: Mississippi Department of Education, Administrator Training Modules

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Missouri Yes. The Missouri Department of Education Leadership Academy.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education, Leadership Academy

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The Missouri Department of Education and tuition.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education, Leadership Academy

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The Missouri Department of Education and Missouri Regional Professional Development Centers.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education, Leadership Academy

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The Missouri Leadership Academy exists to positively impact student achievement by inspiring and developing highly effective school leaders. The Academy operates multiple professional development programs, including the ISSLC-based Satellite Academy Program (which operates as regional academies). Specific curriculum information is available on the program Website.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education, Leadership Academy

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Participants completing the training may receive a certificate of recognition and/or graduate credit.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education, Leadership Academy

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http://dese.mo.gov/divteachqual/leadership/pdseries/

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education, Leadership Academy

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

According to New Mexico statute, at least every two years, school principals must attend a training program approved by the department to improve their evaluation, administrative and instructional leadership skills. However, no specific program information could be found.

Source: NM STAT. 22-10A-19

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New York

The New York State Center for School Leadership was opened in 2001 to address issues of school leadership in New York State. The primary target of the office is supporting Urban Leadership Academies in Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. In addition to working with the Leadership Academies, the director of the NYSCSL is a liaison to offices of the New York State Education Department.

Source: New York State Education Department, New York State Center for School Leadership

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The Wallace foundation. 

Source: New York State Education Department, New York State Center for School Leadership

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The School Administrators Association of New York State, the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the New York State Association of School Business Officials and the New York State School Boards Association.

Source: New York State Education Department, New York State Center for School Leadership

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Specific program information could not be found.

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http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/csl/resources/Application_Form_Leadership.pdf

Source: New York State Education Department, New York State Center for School Leadership

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North Carolina

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The North Carolina Principals' Executive Program (PEP), created by legislative action in 1984 and now a part of the University of North Carolina Center for School Leadership Development, seeks to improve the education of K-12 student in North Carolina by increasing the commitment, enlarging the knowledge, and developing or improving the skills of public school administrators as instructional leaders and managers of personnel, property, and budgets. Among its many leadership programs, PEP launched the Principals as Technology Leaders program, which became the model for the national program sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Source: University of North Carolina, Center for Leadership Development, Principals’ Executive Program

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North Dakota The North Dakota Leadership and Educational Administration Development Center (NC LEAD).
 
Source: North Dakota Lead Center Website

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State legislature, grants and tuition.

Source: North Dakota Lead Center Website

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NC LEAD's governing body is a twelve-member board of directors. The board is comprised of representatives of the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders (NDCEL), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the ND Department of Career and Technical Education (NDCTE), the University of North Dakota (UND), Tri-College University (TCU), the University of Mary, and minorities.

Source: North Dakota Lead Center Website

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NC LEAD offers a number of professional development programs for leaders, including an instructional leadership academy, a superintendents’ academy, a leading for results academy, and others. Specific curriculum information is available on the center’s Website.

Source: North Dakota Lead Center Website

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Specific program outcomes could not be found.

Source: North Dakota Lead Center Website

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http://www.ndlead.org/Information/Programs/ProgamDescription.asp

Source: North Dakota Lead Center Website

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Ohio

Specific program information could not be found.

However, an Ohio Entry Year Principal Program was created to meet the educational leadership requirements of the Ohio Administrative Code. The program incorporates a formal program of support, including mentoring, to foster professional growth of the individual and to prepare them for the performance-based assessment required for the five-year professional license.

Source: Ohio Department of Education, Ohio’s Entry Year Program for Principals

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

Yes. The Oregon Leadership Network.

Source: Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Leadership Network

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The Wallace Foundation.

Source: Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Leadership Network

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The Office of the Governor, the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon state legislature, the Oregon State Board of Education, the Oregon University System and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Source: Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Leadership Network

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Specific program information could not be found.

Source: Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Leadership Network

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Specific program information could not be found.

Source: Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Leadership Network

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In 2004, through a competitive grant process, a selection committee identified six school districts across the state to serve as "Demonstration Districts" for what was then known as "the State Action for Education Leadership". Since then, participating districts have grown to 10 and comprise what is now, as of July 2007, known as the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN).

http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=715

Source: Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Leadership Network

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Pennsylvania Yes. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

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State Appropriations, Grant Funds

Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

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Pennsylvania Department of Education

Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

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The Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching operates a number of professional development opportunities, including: the Governor’s Academy for Urban Education, which provides training for school leadership teams, and the Leadership and Excellence for Administrators in Pennsylvania’s Schools program, which builds from the Governor’s Academy. Specific curriculum information is available on the program Website.
 
Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

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Specific information about outcomes is available on the program website.

Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

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http://www.passhe.edu/content/?/office/academic/Academy/GUA

http://www.passhe.edu/content/?/office/academic/Academy/leaps

Source: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Academy for the Profession of Teaching

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Rhode Island

Specific program information could not be found.

However, the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Highly Qualified Leaders Project documents various district based leadership networks, training programs, improvement plans for principals, leadership curriculum modules, mentoring partnerships and development programs.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Highly Qualified Leaders Project

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South Carolina Yes. The South Carolina Leadership Academy andSouth Carolina CP&L Principals’ Executive Institute.

Source: SC CODE 59-24-65

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The state legislature, the State Department of Education, grant funds and private sector support.

Source: SC CODE 59-24-65

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The State Department of Education, The Carolina Power and Light Company, The University of South Carolina and The Darla Moore School of Business and School of Education.

Source: SC CODE 59-24-65

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South Carolina statute requires the existence of the Leadership Academy and requires principals’ participation. The Principals’ Executive Institute is an intensive, yearlong experience that exists to complement and build on the South Carolina Leadership Academy (participation in the leadership academy is a prerequisite). The institute has three major focus areas: enhancing skills in business/management; leadership; and educational best practice. Participating principals are matched with a CEO or business leader during and after their yearlong course of study to provide ongoing support for principals as they put their enhanced skills to work in their schools and communities. Further curriculum information is available on the Department of Education Website.

Source: SC CODE 59-24-65

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New school principals must be assessed for their instructional leadership and management capabilities by the Leadership Academy prior to their permanent appointment.School leaders are able to earn recertification credit or graduate credit through the Institute.Further information about outcomes is available on the Department of Education website.

Source: SC CODE 59-24-65

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http://www.myscschools.com/offices/pd

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South Dakota

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Tennessee Yes. The Tennessee Department of Education Academy for School Leaders.

Source: TENN CODE ANN. §49-5-5703

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State Legislature

Source: TENN CODE ANN.  §49-5-5703

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Specific program information could not be found.

Source: TENN CODE ANN. §49-5-5703

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TASL programs have been structured to promote the essential knowledge and skills necessary to prepare Tennessee’s administrators to implement changes in the educational setting which will prepare teachers and students to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world and workplace.The TASL office has used the nine Key Result Areas from the State Board of Education’s 2003 Master Plan for Tennessee Schools, the six standards from the Chief State School Officers’ Standards for School Leaders, and the State Department of Education’s school improvement initiative as guidelines for workshop development. Specific curriculum information is available on the program website.

Source: TENN CODE ANN. §49-5-5703

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The commissioner will approve all training activities of the academy, which will be provided by department staff, university-based experts, outstanding school practitioners, the professional associations, and such others as determined by the commissioner.

Source: TENN. CODE ANN. §49-5-5703

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School administrators and supervisors employed in positions in which fifty percent or more of their time is spent delivering instructional services to teachers, principals and/or other instructional, administrative or supervisory/directory personnel, are required to attend 72 hours of TASL-sponsored activities during every five-year period.

http://www.state.tn.us/education/tpd/tasl.shtml

Source: TENN. CODE ANN. §49-5-5703

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Texas

Yes. The Texas Principals Excellence Program.

Source: TEX. EDUC. CODE ANN. §11.203

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State appropriated funds and Texas education agencies

Source: TEX. EDUC. CODE ANN. §11.203

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The Texas Education Agency, the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) and the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business.

Source: TEX. EDUC. CODE ANN. §11.203

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Program design includes training in problem solving, critical thinking, relationship-building, organizational management, effective use of data, fiscal management, and the promotion of ethical leadership.

Source: TEX. EDUC. CODE ANN. §11.203

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During the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year, the agency will evaluate the effectiveness of the program in developing the ability to provide school leadership and improve student achievement, graduation rates and teacher retention.

Source: TEX. EDUC. CODE ANN. §11.203

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http://www.tea.state.tx.us/edex/pilot.html

Source: TEX. EDUC. CODE ANN. §11.203

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Utah

Specific program information could not be found.

However, evidence of a 2000-2001 Utah Principals’ Academy can be found on the Utah State Office of Education Website.

Source: Utah State Office of Education, Utah Principals’ Academy

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Vermont

Specific program information could not be found.

However, in 2005, the Vermont Department of Education offered a program awarding graduate credit through the University of Vermont. Leadership academy programs after 2005 could not be found.

Source: The Vermont Department of Education, The Vermont Institutes, Leadership Initiative

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Virgin Islands Specific program information could not be found.

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Virginia Yes. Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL).

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL)

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The Virginia Department of Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and The College of William and Mary

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL)

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The Governor’s office, the Virginia Department of Education, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, The Metirir Group and the Virginia Educational Technology Alliance

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL)

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Curricular goals include: knowing how to lead and manage the systemic whole school change processes; supporting effective professional development; attaining knowledge of technology and student learning; creating and maintaining technology plans that reflect sound decision making and planning; and facilitating the effective integration of technology. Further curriculum information is available on the program website.

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL)

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Participants receive in-service professional development credits, which count toward recertification. Participants may work through a partner university to receive course credit. Further outcomes information is available on the program website.

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL)

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In 2004, the Virginia Department of Education awarded $100,000 grants to five leadership-preparation partnerships between school divisions, institutions of higher education, and other organizations that recognize the importance of leadership in raising student achievement. The funded programs will provide principals, assistant principals, administrators and prospective school leaders with training and mentoring to become effective instructional leaders as well as administrators.

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/NewHome/pressreleases/2004/oct05.html

Source: Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Initiative for Technology and Administrative Leadership (VITAL)

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Washington

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West Virginia Yes. The West Virginia Principals Leadership Academy.

Source: WV BOE Policy 5500 03

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West Virginia Center for Professional Development and regional and local education agencies

Source: WV BOE Policy 5500 03

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The West Virginia Principals’ Leadership Academy focuses on aligning content standards, assessment processes, and professional development; using data to focus on specific curricular and instructional changes; organizing management systems that support teachers and instruction; and developing a school community that fosters engaging students in learning so that higher achievement will result. The Academy is mandated to provide services under WV Codes §18A-3-2C and §18A-3a-2b and all West Virginia principals are required to attend the Principals' Academy once every four years. Curriculum details are available on the program’s website.

Source: WV BOE Policy 5500 03

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Specific program information could not be found.

Source: WV BOE Policy 5500 03

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During the course of a six -year period principals are required to attend 45 hours of Academy sessions that meet at least four of the six standards established in State Board Policy §5300.03. The Principals' Leadership Academy (PLA) consists of two main components: one for new principals and one for experienced principals.

http://www.wvcpd.org/programs/pla.aspx

Source: WV Code §18A-3-2c

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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