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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 11, 2019

To Help Schools Make Better Decisions About Safety, Johns Hopkins University Launches New Center

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.

April 25, 2019

How the Job of Supervising Principals Is Changing

Principal supervisors are overseeing fewer principals and are staying on the job longer, but they still lack targeted professional development and many districts do not have a pipeline from which to draw future leaders for the role.

April 24, 2019

Principal Says Parents Can't Wear Pajamas, Hair Rollers, and Satin Caps in Her School. Is It Racist?

A Houston principal's new dress code for parents and guests is drawing major backlash and criticism that it discriminates against women, particularly low-income and black women. The policy prohibits adults wearing pajamas, hair rollers, low-cut shirts, underwear, and revealing leggings, among other items, from entering the school.

February 22, 2019

Principals and Teacher Strikes: How Districts Can Make the Job More Manageable

In three of the four teachers strikes so far this year, districts have kept schools open putting principals in a bind between supporting their teachers on the picket line and being the district voice in their building and communities.

February 15, 2019

Administrators Say Schools Are Equipped to Address Bad Behavior in Early Grades. Teachers Beg to Differ

In a new survey, all superintendents said strategies to deal with behavior issues such as positive behavioral interventions and supports are used in their districts. But just 57 percent of teachers said they used those practices frequently or very frequently.

December 20, 2018

Nevada Charter School Principal Wins 'Oscars Of Teaching' Award

Wendy Shirey, principal of Pinecrest Academy Horizon in Henderson, Nev., was awarded the $25,000 cash prize, which is known as the "Oscars of Teaching."

November 09, 2018

A Principal's 4,800-Mile Road Trip to Visit Other Schools. What Did He Learn?

Eric Cardwell logged nearly 5,000 miles on the road, visiting schools from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Warner Robins, Ga. to learn about principals' challenges and successes.

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.

August 03, 2018

Most Principals Like Their Jobs. Here's What Makes Them Change Schools or Quit Altogether

A higher percentage of principals are staying at their schools than in recent years, according to a new federal survey. And while job-satisfaction is high, nearly a quarter would leave the job immediately if they got a higher-paying opportunity.

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