Six key pieces of advice that are essential for any first-year principal, but are critical for those who are starting the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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State and district leaders grapple with the question of whether to provide child care for children of health-care workers and others, while also keeping everyone safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
January 14, 2020
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January 08, 2020
The discipline of Madison schools social worker Sandra Rivera might have gone unnoticed, if not for the furor over the firing of a black school security officer who used a racial slur in its entirely when telling another student not to call him that name.
November 19, 2019
Central office is sometimes cast as the 'dark side' by principals who may see people with good intentions who have lost touch with the day-to-day operations of schools. These three principals are using what they know from both sides to benefit their schools.
November 05, 2019
The Racial Equity Leadership Academy for principals, a partnership between the Los Angeles district and the USC Race and Equity Center, plans to give principals the skills they need to tackle racial equity head-on and address disparities in their schools.
October 28, 2019
Principal Kerensa Wing, who was just selected as the principal of the year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, prioritizes staff development, equity, and student voice in her 3,000 student high school.
September 19, 2019
As students choose to miss school to take part in large protests around issues such as gun violence and climate change, it poses challenges for how districts should handle youth activism.
September 19, 2019
An overwhelming majority of school leaders think building community trust is important, but many question whether their districts are effectively cultivating relationships with parents and other residents, a national survey finds.
August 13, 2019
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.