Future Ready Launches Track for Principals

Jul 6, 2017

Future Ready Schools, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education, continues to expand on its mission to ensure every K-12 stakeholder is #FutureReady by adding a new track for principals. “Successful principals aren’t just school managers, they’re building-level innovators who create a vision for learning, encourage and empower teachers, and build connections between the school and the community,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. ” FRS Principals is the latest track to be added to the FRS initiative, joining dedicated #FutureReady resources for librarians and instructional coaches. Find more information about Future Ready resources and events here– Christine Weiser, Executive Editor

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