The stories explore best practices and efforts across states and districts—from Maryland to Washington state—that aim to prepare strong principals and make the job more manageable.
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January 21, 2015
January 06, 2015
On Jan. 7, Education Week is hoping to capture "a day in the life of a principal." We're looking for photos from principals from all corners of the U.S.—and even those leading U.S. schools overseas.
December 31, 2014
Among the most read posts in 2014 were stories about principals and school leadership, a backlash against standardized testing, the fallout from a police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and school funding issues in Philadelphia.
December 17, 2014
The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.
December 08, 2014
The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.
December 03, 2014
The National Association of Secondary School Principals says that "Value-Added Measurements" should not be used to make decisions regarding retention, firing and compensation for principals and teachers.
November 10, 2014
The goal of the Education Department's principal shadowing program is to help those who make K-12 policy better understand the real-world impacts on schools and the principals who oversee them.
November 05, 2014
The report examines the financial costs to students and districts caused by high rates of principal turnover and ways to improve retention of school leaders.
October 22, 2014
The 58th annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools will tackle the most pressing challenges facing urban school district leaders.
October 09, 2014
The standards—updated for the first time in six years—help guide preparation, training, and evaluation for principals, as well as state policy related to school leaders.