Nearly every school has an "improvement plan," but a new survey shows that only 44 percent of teachers said their school's plan led to changes in their teaching practices, compared to 67 percent of principals.
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May 21, 2019
May 16, 2019
A new report from the Learning Policy Institute found that black and Hispanic students in districts that employ fully-qualified and experienced educators outperformed their peers in districts with higher percentages of teachers with less time on the job and who were not fully credentialed.
May 15, 2019
More than half of the principals surveyed also said they were responsible for making safety decisions in their schools, including things like campus check-in procedures and security for after-school events.
April 25, 2019
Principal supervisors are overseeing fewer principals and are staying on the job longer, but they still lack targeted professional development and many districts do not have a pipeline from which to draw future leaders for the role.
April 10, 2019
States have traditionally heavily relied on Title II funds to pay for school leadership programs. But evidence from six districts that invested heavily in developing principals meets the federal standard for justifying using Title I money for such programs, an analysis has found.
March 19, 2019
A new survey of principals and teachers by RAND Education showed that most principals believe they are performing highly in their jobs. But teacher perceptions and data on school performance and staff turnover paint a less rosy view of school leadership, researchers say.
January 30, 2019
The bitter cold that has shut down many schools across the Midwest has spawned an unofficial "singing superintendents" challenge as school leaders jockey to be the most creative in their closure announcements.
January 10, 2019
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 also wanted to know about driving school improvement, finding a healthy work-life balance, and keeping students safe amid news of school shootings.
November 06, 2018
In a state where dozens of teachers and other educators mounted campaigns for the state legislature, at least four principals captured seats.