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Jason Grissom: Predicting and Preventing Principal Turnover

By CPRE Research 
June 12, 2018

Jason Grissom: Predicting and Preventing Principal Turnover

While research suggests that principal turnover can have a negative effect on schools, students, and faculty, few studies have sought to identify how - and why - school leaders ultimately walk away.  

In their study "Principal Effectiveness and Principal Turnover," recently published in Education Finance and Policy, researchers Jason Grissom and Brendan Bartanen analyzed years of data from Tennessee schools to identify predictors of principal turnover and their relationship to effective school leadership.  

On this edition of Research Minutes, Jason Grissom (Vanderbilt University) speaks with CPRE Knowledge Hub Director Bobbi Newman about the results of the study and offers some suggestions for districts hoping to recruit, retain, and support high achieving principals.  

Listen to the full podcast here.

Jason Grissom serves as associate professor of public policy and education and director of the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. His research uses large data sets and draws on the perspectives of political science, public administration, and economics to study the governance of K-12 education, including both its leadership/management and political dimensions. 

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