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January 18, 2019

Fed Up, L.A. Principals Ask District to Close Schools During Teacher Strike

With the Los Angeles Unified school district pledging to keep schools open during the strike, principals are feeling the burden.

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.

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.

October 25, 2018

South Carolina Principal Selected As 2019 National Principal of the Year

Lucas Clamp has been the principal of River Bluff High School in South Carolina's Lexington School District One since 2011, but he has a long career in education that has emphasized student and teacher empowerment.

August 29, 2018

More Oklahoma School Leaders Win Primaries, Prepare for November Election

Oklahoma City school administrator Sherrie Conley defeated an incumbent state legislator to join other school leaders who will appear on the ballot in the November general election.

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.

July 27, 2018

Elementary Principals Worry More About Student Well-Being Than a Decade Ago

Elementary principals' main concerns are students' emotional problems, mental health issues, poverty, and other factors connected to well-being. Many of those issues did not crack the top 10 concerns of principals just a decade ago.

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