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University of Maine, Orono

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Initiated by the Task Force on School Leadership (2016), there has been an on-going interest to study and analyze school leadership development in Maine school districts. As part of this effort to better understand current leadership development strategies, as well as to inform future policy decisions, the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) contracted with the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs of the Maine State Legislature to conduct a research study of policies and practices supporting the development of school leaders including new principals and teacher leaders in Maine schools. To investigate this topic, the authors conducted a statewide survey of district and school administrative leaders in fall 2016. This report builds on the earlier work of the Task Force on School Leadership, and also offers new insights on the importance of how PK-20 education in Maine might better develop future leaders.