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October 20, 2017

South Carolina Principal Named National Secondary Principal of the Year

Akil Ross, principal of Chapin High School for the last seven years, got the top honor from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

August 08, 2017

Charter Principals Are More Diverse (and Other Highlights From New Federal Data)

The latest federal survey of the nation's K-12 principals shows that people in the career work long hours, the majority of them are women, most are white, and their average salary is $95,700.

July 28, 2017

The School District Where Principals Also Teach

Principals who also teach are a long tradition in a rural Maryland school system, where teachers and school leaders alike attest to the benefits. But some education leadership experts argue the double duty wouldn't work in all schools.

July 17, 2017

Principals Fought Hard for Their Share of Federal Money. Now Trump and Congress Might Take It Away.

The associations representing the nation's primary and secondary school principals call the possible elimination of $2 billion in federal funds that support teachers and school leaders "unconscionable."

July 10, 2017

Principals Often Shy Away From Giving 'True' Teacher Evaluations

Teachers often receive "effective" and "highly effective" ratings on high-stakes evaluations even when their principals admit behind closed doors that they're "very ineffective," a new study finds.

June 21, 2017

Districts Can Build a Stronger Bench of Principals for Relatively Low Costs

A new report from The RAND Corporation on districts that are participating in the Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative found that districts in the initiative spent an average of $31,000 per principal, or $42 per pupil, annually on pipeline-related programs.

June 02, 2017

Principal Serves Up Learning and Laughs as Viral Social Media Star

Gerry Brooks, principal of Liberty Elementary in Fayette County, Ky., is a social media sensation who uploads laugh-out-loud videos that highlight the lighter side of K-12 education.

April 24, 2017

Principal Apologizes for Saying White Students Should Be in the Same Class

The principal from Florida's Pinellas County district has apologized for suggesting a small number of white students in a predominately black school be placed in class together.

April 12, 2017

New Jersey Educator Named National 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year

Brad Currie, who co-founded the popular #Satchat on Twitter, was chosen as this year's National Assistant Principal of the Year.

April 07, 2017

Alabama Educator Selected to Lead National Elementary Principals' Group

L. Earl Franks, who now serves as executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, will lead the National Association of Elementary School Principals, starting July 1.

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