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.
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August 13, 2019
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July 24, 2019
A district near Portland, Ore., is putting out an explicit call for underrepresented groups to apply for open jobs.
July 03, 2019
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
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
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
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
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.