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Chat: The Changing Nature of the K-12 Principal's Role

U.S. principals regularly clock more than 60-hour work weeks, new research shows. Join us for a discussion of how school leaders' time is evolving.

The Changing Nature of the K-12 Principal’s Role

Monday, December 19, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

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Live Blog The Changing Nature of the K-12 Principal’s Role

How do leaders of high- and low-performing schools manage their time? A new federal study breaks down the work week in schools nationwide, finding paperwork and scheduling significantly pinching principals’ time for instructional leadership.

Join Education Week for a conversation with Heather Lavigne, an education researcher at the Education Development Center Inc. on what the data shows about the changing nature of the principal’s role, and how a few leaders are finding creative ways to juggle everything on their plates.

Heather Lavigne, education research associate, Education Development Center, Inc.

Sarah D. Sparks, assistant editor, Education Week

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