After publication of the National Commission for Excellence in Education’s 1987 report “Leaders for America’s Schools,” the reform of school administration became central. As a response, in 1989, the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) was founded to set out an agenda to identify various initiatives to reform preparation programs in educational leadership and develop initiatives aimed at revitalizing the professional of educational leadership including the setting of national school and district leadership standards. For more information on the early development of the NPBEA check out these resources:
- Causing Change: The National Policy Board for Educational Administration by Scott Thomson, NPBEA (1990)
- Improving the Preparation of School Administrators: The National Policy Board’s Story by Joseph Murphy, Journal of Education Policy, v5 n2 p181-86 Apr-Jun 1990.