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Gradebook Podcast: How Long Should Principals Get to Turn Around a School?

Florida has taken an aggressive stance on placing new principals into struggling schools as a way to foster improvement. That’s on top of an almost annual spring changing of the guard that many districts implement anyway, often with the explanation they want to make sure they have the leaders who best fit each school’s needs. Reporter Jeff Solochek attended a session of the Education Writers Association annual conference in Washington D.C. where the issue of the principal’s role was highlighted, and spoke with D.C. 2016 principal of the year Anita Berger and Vanderbilt University education associate professor Jason Grissom about just how long a principal needs to make an impact.