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June 11, 2014

Updated Standards for Educational Leaders To Be Completed in October

The model standards for educational leaders, while voluntary, are used nationally to define roles and responsibilities, to guide preparation programs, and to help develop evaluations. They are being "refreshed" after a period of changes in the central office that have resulted from state and federal education policies.

June 10, 2014

Principals Need More Autonomy, Support From Central Office, Says Report

The George W. Bush Institute, New Leaders, and others outline the district conditions that are needed to create opportunities for well-trained principals to succeed.

June 03, 2014

Principals Receive Award for Leadership, Academic Gains

Three principals are commended for school leadership and student achievement gains with 2014 Ryan Awards.

May 15, 2014

Study: New Leaders-Trained Principals Boost Student Scores in Some Schools

On average, students in schools whose principals had been trained by the urban leadership program improved their state test scores by nearly a percentile point in reading and 1.3 percentile points in math.

April 12, 2014

National Board Votes to End Principal-Certification Program

Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced certification for principals.

February 07, 2014

Scholars Examine How Principals Navigate Changing Demographics

A new study reveals major differences between the leadership challenges principals experience in diverse schools, depending on their race.

February 04, 2014

Principals' Bosses to Be Target of New Initiative in Six Districts

The Wallace Foundation will spend $24 million in six school districts to lighten the load of principals' supervisors and make room for them to spend more time coaching and providing professional development to school leaders.

December 13, 2013

Survey: Principals Prioritize Common Core, But Report Lack of Readiness

A survey of 1,000 principals in 14 states shows that school leaders are heavily focused on the new standards, but don't necessarily feel prepared to manage the huge shift.

November 15, 2013

Match Between Principals' Skills and Schools' Contexts Essential, Study Says

A new RAND Corp. study outlines four areas in which school districts can do a better job at helping principals succeed in their jobs.

September 10, 2013

Principal of the Year Focused on STEM, Business Partnerships

NASSP's principal of the year is Sheila Harrity, of Massachusetts

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