A school safety expert called the drill, in which a district employee allegedly wore a mask and wielded a fake gun, "over the top" with the potential to do more harm than good.


A growing number of students—especially girls—are experiencing bullying online, according to the latest federal data on bullying and crime in schools.


Superintendents are among those worried about the state's controversial selection of a different reading-test vendor than the one its own internal committee initially recommended.


Sue Park, now the head of school at Yu Ming Charter School in Oakland, Calif, followed an unconventional route to becoming a principal. This is the third of four interviews with experienced principals.


A report outlines a horrifically low level of achievement in the district—and most of the contributing factors were open secrets.


A contentious debate over New York's elite high schools flared this year as Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to scrap the exam that determines admissions as a way to increase enrollment of black and Hispanic students. But amid strong opposition from the city's Asian community and well-heeled alumni, state lawmakers never took action on the proposed diversity plan.


An award-winning high school principal in rural Virginia learned early on that the best way to build trust with teachers and staff was to show them that she didn't have all the answers and needed their expertise and help. This is the second of four interviews with experienced principals.


A Tennessee middle school principal talks frankly about his learning curve when he started out as a school leader and gives candid advice to his peers who are brand new to the job. This is the first in a series of four interviews with experienced principals.


Controversy over an intiative aimed a reducing inequities in Lee's Summit, Mo., schools led the police department to provide security protection for the district's first African-American superintendent. Now the school board has reversed course.


While the number of principals running for office has been dwarfed by teachers, school leaders are hoping to change policies in statehouses and in Washington that they say impact their students and families.


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