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Video: Reporting on Efforts to Retain and Recruit School Leaders

Experts have long warned of a “looming mass exodus of principals.” Does the latest data show we are reaching doomsday levels of turnover and attrition, or have efforts to retain and recruit talented school leaders succeeded?

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About the Webinar

There’s a slight uptick in principal turnover and attrition nationwide, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Around 11% of public school principals left the profession during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. Reports of job satisfaction remain low.

In a webinar recording from the Education Writers Association, experts discussed what increased principal turnover and attrition mean for students and teachers. They also explained what the data tells us about vulnerable student populations at greatest risk.

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