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How Experienced Is Your Kid’s Principal? New Texas Data Gives You A Peek

Principals at public schools average nearly 20 years of experience in Texas and have been on the job in their current districts for about 12 years.

Urban schools – like Dallas and Fort Worth – tended to have the most experienced leaders while charter schools had the most inexperienced.

That’s according to a new annual report from the Texas Education Agency, which for the first time is requiring administrators to report that data to state officials to give parents – and the public – better insight into who’s running their public schools.