Women held 54.2% of principal positions during the 2015-16 school year according to the National Teacher and Principal Survey (NPTS), a periodic survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Although under-represented for decades, women have had a long history as school principals. It was not until the 2007-08 school year when women (50.3%) first surpassed men (49.7%) in the field.
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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.