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Support Funding for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program

June 11th, 2018 by


UCEA was proud to join a coalition of local, state and national organizations to express support for the School Leader Recruitment and Support Program (SLRSP). The SLRSP is the only federal program specifically focused on investing in evidence-based, locally-driven strategies to strengthen school leadership in high-need schools.

The School Leadership Program (SLP), housed in the Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement, provides grants to support the development, improvement and expansion of programs designed to provide high-need schools with high-quality administrators. Since 2009, the program has supported 41 programs, located in 24 different states, in their efforts to recruit, train, and mentor effective school leaders. Several institutions of higher education, including many UCEA members, have received this grant and implemented it to train and support principals in high-need schools.

Read the full letter of support here: FY19 Approps Letter for SLRSP


Unfortunately, the SLRSP was not funded as part of the FY 2018 Congressional budget.  Advocates – including UCEA – hope to restore funding in the FY 2019 budget.

Please join us in expressing support – call, text, tweet – for the SLRSP program to your members of Congress. View this Save SLRSP Grassroots Toolkit for sample talking points and email language.

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