Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the state will create a new principal leadership program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Haslam’s office says the program is meant to increase the state’s supply of qualified principals and close achievement gaps in low-performing schools. Haslam spokesman David Smith says funding and support for the program will come from the state, Vanderbilt University,and local districts.
But the plan is short on further details, including just how much the program will cost and who will choose qualified candidates. Smith says those pieces of the plan are still being developed.