Working Without a Safety Net: How Charter School Leaders Can Best Survive on the High Wire

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National Charter School Research Project, September 2008

A report looking at charter school leaders, including findings that charter school directors often come to their positions from other jobs in education and with training from schools of education. Additionally, charter school directors are less confident in securing facilities, managing finances, hiring teachers, and leading strategic planning. The authors conclude that, to meet the needs of up-and-coming directors a comprehensive pre-service and in-service training and support system is needed.

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