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ASU education program receives grant to train principals

Albany State University is getting a huge grant to help train principals. (Source: WALB) Albany State University is getting a huge grant to help train principals. (Source: WALB)
Thomas Thompson, ASU College of Education Interim Dean (Source: WALB) Thomas Thompson, ASU College of Education Interim Dean (Source: WALB)
The College of Education will use $7 million from the Wallace Foundation to develop classes and in-school training programs for students who want to become principals. (Source: WALB) The College of Education will use $7 million from the Wallace Foundation to develop classes and in-school training programs for students who want to become principals. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany State University is getting a huge grant to help train principals.

The College of Education will use $7 million from the Wallace Foundation to develop classes and in-school training programs for students who want to become principals.

"We know they are one of the keys to effective schools that if we've got a highly-effective principal, chances are we'll have a highly-effective school," said Thomas Thompson, ASU College of Education interim dean.

Students will be matched with principals in the Dougherty County, Calhoun County and Pelham City Schools Systems to get real-world training.

ASU is working with six other universities around the nation on the program.

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