Bar raised for principals

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Last year, CPS announced new requirements for principal candidates, which include:

Compile a portfolio that describes leadership experiences, assesses strengths and weaknesses and demonstrates competence in a variety of school leadership skills.

Complete a program of study designed to address candidate’s areas of weakness as identified in the portfolio.

Pass a written exam on district policies and procedures.

Submit a writing sample that meets district standards.

Complete a general program of study that includes courses on literacy, technology and student assessment.