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August 13, 2019

Academy Aims to Equip New and Future Principals With Real-World Skills

The new program, which is a joint project of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, will help a small crop of current and future school leaders address challenges they face in their schools.

July 24, 2019

To Recruit More Teachers of Color, This District Posted a Unique Job Ad

A district near Portland, Ore., is putting out an explicit call for underrepresented groups to apply for open jobs.

July 03, 2019

Advice for New Principals: Make Sure You Have a Mentor

Sue Park, now the head of school at Yu Ming Charter School in Oakland, Calif, followed an unconventional route to becoming a principal. This is the third of four interviews with experienced principals.

May 24, 2019

WATCH: Real Talk From District Leaders on Fighting Inequities in Schools

A collection of videos from Education Week's Leaders To Learn From 2019 live event features a keynote speech from New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and intimate discussions with boundary-breaking district leaders from school systems around the country.

May 21, 2019

Teachers Are Cynical About 'School Improvement Plans.' What Principals Can Do to Change That

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.

May 16, 2019

Teacher Experience and Preparation Led to Stronger Black and Hispanic Achievement, Study Says

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

What Principals Are Most Worried About Right Now

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

How the Job of Supervising Principals Is Changing

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

Paying for New Principal Talent With Title I Money? New Study Says It's Possible

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

Are Principals Perfect? If You Ask Most of Them, the Answer Is Yes

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.

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