Wendy Shirey, principal of Pinecrest Academy Horizon in Henderson, Nev., was awarded the $25,000 cash prize, which is known as the "Oscars of Teaching."
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November 09, 2018
Eric Cardwell logged nearly 5,000 miles on the road, visiting schools from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Warner Robins, Ga. to learn about principals' challenges and successes.
October 31, 2018
Seven universities are making major changes to how they train future principals, as part of $48.5 million Wallace Foundation initiative to redesign university-based principal-preparation programs, according to a new report from RAND.
October 25, 2018
Lucas Clamp has been the principal of River Bluff High School in South Carolina's Lexington School District One since 2011, but he has a long career in education that has emphasized student and teacher empowerment.
August 29, 2018
Oklahoma City school administrator Sherrie Conley defeated an incumbent state legislator to join other school leaders who will appear on the ballot in the November general election.
August 03, 2018
A higher percentage of principals are staying at their schools than in recent years, according to a new federal survey. And while job-satisfaction is high, nearly a quarter would leave the job immediately if they got a higher-paying opportunity.
July 27, 2018
Elementary principals' main concerns are students' emotional problems, mental health issues, poverty, and other factors connected to well-being. Many of those issues did not crack the top 10 concerns of principals just a decade ago.
July 24, 2018
Principals can get a jump on the upcoming school year by taking these steps during summer break. Two Missouri principals share some of what works for them.
July 19, 2018
We know that as principals you have a lot on your plate. Tell us your most significant challenges, and we'll help you find solutions.
July 12, 2018
In blunt remarks at a national conference of principals, the executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals said the department's actions are telling the most vulnerable students, "We have no intention of defending your rights."