Lisa Epstein, a principal at Chicago's Richard Henry Lee school, grew up in Flint, Mich., and launched an effort in her school community to collect bottled water for children and families in her hometown.
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February 05, 2016
January 27, 2016
Susan Jordan, the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School, allegedly pushed several students out of the way before she was struck and killed by a bus outside of her school.
January 26, 2016
The New York Department of Education has asked the American Institutes for Research to recalculate student growth scores for all principals in grades 9-12.
January 14, 2016
A new Bain & Company report finds that districts need to be more strategic about how they deploy leadership talent in schools and recommends adopting a distributed leadership model.
December 30, 2015
Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.
December 07, 2015
The first-of-their-kind professional standards for administrators who manage principals are meant to steer their roles to ones of robust support for school principals.
November 24, 2015
New professional standards for educational leaders, formerly known as the ISLLC standards, stress principals' role in hiring, developing rigorous curriculum, promoting equity, and managing school operations.
November 20, 2015
A New York City pilot program to promote diversity will allow seven elementary schools to set aside seats for low-income students, English-language learners, or students in the child welfare system.
November 06, 2015
Recently introduced legislation in Congress would forgive loans over a period of seven years for principals who work in high-needs schools.
October 23, 2015
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved new standards for school leaders after a lengthy revision process.