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October 17, 2016

Colorado Principal Named National Principal of the Year

Thomas J. Dodd, principal of Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colo., was chosen from a panel of three finalists.

October 12, 2016

Universities Chosen for $47 Million Overhaul of Principal Preparation

The seven universities—all in different states—will work on redesigning their principal preparation programs in partnership with their states and local school districts where their graduates go to work.

September 23, 2016

New Study: Principals Play a Large Role in Teacher Retention

Principals play a huge role in shaping work conditions—and in whether teachers stay or leave, according to a new study.

September 14, 2016

Three Ex-Detroit Principals Sentenced to Prison for Role in Kickback Scheme

In addition to prison time, the three former principals who were sentenced on Wednesday have been ordered to pay thousands in restitution to the financially strapped school district.

August 26, 2016

Three Principal Ambassador Fellows Selected at Education Department

The three principal ambassador fellows—two from Maryland and one from Oregon— will bring a principal's perspective to the Education Department.

July 06, 2016

Proposal for Clark County, Nev., District Gives More Autonomy to Principals

What started as an effort to break up the Clark County, Nev., school district has evolved into a plan to decentralize the sprawling district and create autonomous schools.

July 06, 2016

ESSA, Pre-K-3, Research Are the Focus of Principals' Conference

More than 1,500 principals and others will convene this week for the National Association of Elementary School Principals conference in National Harbor, Md.

June 29, 2016

Former Boston Schools Chief Heads Home to Nation's Oldest High School

Michael Contompasis, a 1957 graduate of Boston Latin School, served as headmaster of the school from 1976 to 1998 and later as district superintendent from 2005 to 2007.

June 03, 2016

Traits of Top Principals: Q & A With New Leaders' Benjamin Fenton

New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school leaders and provides a framework and action steps for other principals to improve their schools.

May 05, 2016

Principals and Superintendents Are Still Getting to Know ESSA

A new survey commissioned by the Northwest Evaluation Association and conducted by Gallup Education gauged school and district leaders' attitudes on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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