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August 30, 2019

A National Union for Principals Pushes to Expand Its Membership

With just a little more than 15,000 members, the American Federation of School Administrators is dwarfed by the two national teachers' unions, but officials say an increased number of local principal associations have expressed interest in joining.

August 28, 2019

How School Nurses Can Help Principals Combat Student Vaping

School nurses are critical partners to principals, superintendents, and other education leaders who are grappling with how best to handle the prevalent use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes among students.

August 22, 2019

Principals Are Mostly White, But Higher Percentages of Charter School Leaders Are People of Color

Who are the nation's principals? New federal data shine a light on the makeup of the principalship.

August 13, 2019

Academy Aims to Equip New and Future Principals With Real-World Skills

The new program, which is a joint project of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, will help a small crop of current and future school leaders address challenges they face in their schools.

July 24, 2019

To Recruit More Teachers of Color, This District Posted a Unique Job Ad

A district near Portland, Ore., is putting out an explicit call for underrepresented groups to apply for open jobs.

July 03, 2019

Advice for New Principals: Make Sure You Have a Mentor

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.

May 24, 2019

WATCH: Real Talk From District Leaders on Fighting Inequities in Schools

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.

May 21, 2019

Teachers Are Cynical About 'School Improvement Plans.' What Principals Can Do to Change That

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.

May 16, 2019

Teacher Experience and Preparation Led to Stronger Black and Hispanic Achievement, Study Says

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.

May 15, 2019

What Principals Are Most Worried About Right Now

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.

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