A new report from the Learning Policy Institute found that black and Hispanic students in districts that employ fully-qualified and experienced educators outperformed their peers in districts with higher percentages of teachers with less time on the job and who were not fully credentialed.
More than half of the principals surveyed also said they were responsible for making safety decisions in their schools, including things like campus check-in procedures and security for after-school events.
Johns Hopkins has launched a new program that aims to help schools and educators make informed decisions about school safety and creating healthy learning environments.
The details emerging from the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver highlight how acts of violence in schools follow different patterns, but educators can follow proven strategies to build safe learning environments, experts said.
A Pew Research Center survey found that more than two-thirds of black respondents valued diverse schools over neighborhood schools, almost the exact opposite of white respondents answering the same question.
Police have arrested two students in connection with the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver. Several students are in critical condition, authorities said.
Principal supervisors are overseeing fewer principals and are staying on the job longer, but they still lack targeted professional development and many districts do not have a pipeline from which to draw future leaders for the role.
Principal Says Parents Can't Wear Pajamas, Hair Rollers, and Satin Caps in Her School. Is It Racist?
A Houston principal's new dress code for parents and guests is drawing major backlash and criticism that it discriminates against women, particularly low-income and black women. The policy prohibits adults wearing pajamas, hair rollers, low-cut shirts, underwear, and revealing leggings, among other items, from entering the school.
States have traditionally heavily relied on Title II funds to pay for school leadership programs. But evidence from six districts that invested heavily in developing principals meets the federal standard for justifying using Title I money for such programs, an analysis has found.
Philadelphia Superintendent on Leading Through a Financial Crisis and Raising Expectations For Students
William Hite became Philly's schools chief in 2012 when the district was in severe financial straits. In a wide-ranging interview with Education Week, he talks about lessons he's learned and how his leadership philosophy has evolved in one of the most challenged urban districts in the country.