A black principal increased the likelihood that a new teacher hire would be black by up to 7 percentage points and a drop in black teacher mobility by 2 to 5 percentage points, according to new research. Schools with black principals also saw positive effects on black students' math performance, even in the absence of hiring black teachers.
A collection of videos from Education Week's Leaders To Learn From 2019 live event features a keynote speech from New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and intimate discussions with boundary-breaking district leaders from school systems around the country.
The Los Angeles district's pro-choice resolution is unusual but could be part of a larger trend.
Nearly every school has an "improvement plan," but a new survey shows that only 44 percent of teachers said their school's plan led to changes in their teaching practices, compared to 67 percent of principals.
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.