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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.

January 06, 2015

Principals: Send Ed Week Photos That Capture Your Day on the Job

On Jan. 7, Education Week is hoping to capture "a day in the life of a principal." We're looking for photos from principals from all corners of the U.S.—and even those leading U.S. schools overseas.

December 31, 2014

Top District Stories in 2014: Spending, Testing, Principals, and Ferguson

Among the most read posts in 2014 were stories about principals and school leadership, a backlash against standardized testing, the fallout from a police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and school funding issues in Philadelphia.

December 17, 2014

Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.

December 08, 2014

New York City Principals and City Agree to New Contract

The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.

December 03, 2014

Principals' Group Rejects Use of 'Value-Added' Measures For Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says that "Value-Added Measurements" should not be used to make decisions regarding retention, firing and compensation for principals and teachers.

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