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January 30, 2019

Superintendents Are Singing Their Snow Day Announcements. Who Did It Best?

The bitter cold that has shut down many schools across the Midwest has spawned an unofficial "singing superintendents" challenge as school leaders jockey to be the most creative in their closure announcements.

January 10, 2019

Former Principal Gears Up to Run Again After 2018 Election Loss

Aimy Steele, the former North Carolina principal who challenged a longtime incumbent in the state house of representatives and lost by less than 2,000 votes in the November midterm election, is revving up her campaign for the same seat.

December 28, 2018

Principals' Top 10: From 'Juuling' to 'Toxic' Staffers, News They Could Use

Principals also wanted to know about driving school improvement, finding a healthy work-life balance, and keeping students safe amid news of school shootings.

November 06, 2018

Four Principals Win Seats in Oklahoma's Statehouse

In a state where dozens of teachers and other educators mounted campaigns for the state legislature, at least four principals captured seats.

October 31, 2018

Principal-Prep Programs Adapting to Meet Real-World Demands of Job, Study Finds

Seven universities are making major changes to how they train future principals, as part of $48.5 million Wallace Foundation initiative to redesign university-based principal-preparation programs, according to a new report from RAND.

July 20, 2018

Leading in a School Safety Crisis: New Portal and Hotline Offer Help to Administrators

The tool kit by the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, provides steps that district and school leaders can take before, during, and after a crisis and connects them with administrators who have led through similar events.

May 08, 2018

How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Typically Stick Around?

Tenures, on average, are shorter in larger districts and in districts with high percentages of students of color and low-income students. Women also had tenures that were 15 months shorter, on average, than their male counterparts, according to the Broad Center.

April 17, 2018

Principals and Superintendents Who've Been Through School Shootings Tell Congress What They Need

Two principals and a superintendent who've experienced gun violence in their schools called for more money for mental health and training on trauma-informed care, positive behavior intervention and support for school staff districts in the aftermath of a school shooting.

April 03, 2018

Why Tulsa's Superintendent Stands With Her Striking Teachers

Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist is backing the teacher walkouts in her state to push lawmakers for higher pay for teachers, support staff, and more funding for public schools. She said Tulsa's schools will remain closed for as long as teachers are out.

March 30, 2018

Will Urban School Districts Have a Voice in the Debate Over Gun Violence?

Urban school districts call for a ban on assault weapons, $1 billion for mental-health services and counseling, and another $1 billion to local districts with safety training and building upgrades.

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