Closing the Skill Gap: New Options for Charter School Leadership Development

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National Charter School Research Project, June 2008

A report focusing on various options for charter school leadership. The authors find that these new training options show promise in their responsiveness, course relevance, and methods of instruction, especially when compared to traditional leadership training programs. The report concludes with strategies to address the challenges of building a strong charter school leadership pipeline, including expanding successful programs and popular professional development programs; tapping into local university public administration, nonprofit, and business leadership training programs; and expanding online training options.

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