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May 21, 2015

District of Columbia Offers Top Principals Three-Year Appointments

The principals must meet certain performance benchmarks to qualify for the longer posts and agree to stay at their schools for three years.

May 18, 2015

Georgia School Leader Named National Assistant Principal of the Year

With Jessica Ainsworth's leadership, reading proficiency rates at Lithia Springs High School increased for all subgroups, tripling for students with disabilities, according to the NASSP.

May 11, 2015

New School Leaders' Standards Emphasize Instruction, Culture and Managing Talent

The draft policy standards, which were released on Monday for a second round of public comment, apply to school leaders, including principals, teacher-leaders and superintendents.

May 01, 2015

Video Series Highlights How Successful Principals Do Their Jobs

In "School Leadership in Action: Principal Profiles," by The Wallace Foundation and PBS Learning Media, "exemplary" principals share their strategies on improving different aspects of their schools.

May 01, 2015

Release of Standards for Principals and School Leaders Is Delayed

Feedback suggested that there were too many standards, they were redundant, and they were not aligned with what "transformational leaders" needed to do to meet higher expectations.

April 10, 2015

Leadership Groups Urge Congress to Expand Access to Early Education

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act should reflect a "strong commitment to the nation's young learners," leaders from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and National Association of State Boards of Education say.

March 30, 2015

Effective Principals to Get Their Own 'Franchise' Schools in Las Vegas Pilot

In Clark County, Nev., two principals with a record of success will run a second school as part of a "franchise," to share best practices and develop a leadership pipeline.

February 06, 2015

Changes in Seattle, Dispute Over Charter Expansion Costs in Philly & More

We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.

January 23, 2015

New York City Chancellor Overhauls Principal Support System

The chancellor will replace the Bloomberg-era networks, which were run by independent organizations, with regional centers that superintendents will oversee.

January 21, 2015

Education Week's Report Focuses on Building and Retaining Principals

The stories explore best practices and efforts across states and districts—from Maryland to Washington state—that aim to prepare strong principals and make the job more manageable.

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