Spotlight on Principal Leadership

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The Education Week Spotlight on Principal Leadership is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How principals have a hand in ESSA's implementation
  • New professional guidelines for principals' supervisors
  • Early-career challenges facing new principals
  • Using technology to balance leadership responsibilities
  • Ways to keep good principals and combat turnover

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The new federal K-12 law contains strong requirements for input from principals and others as states create new education plans, but some worry state commitment may be far from uniform.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week

K-12 leaders hope new professional guidelines will bolster efforts to redefine the job of overseeing principals.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

A new cadre of school leadership programs emphasizes knowledge of practices from the business world.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week

A group of first- and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week

The challenges facing the principal profession are more universal than Americans might realize, writes psychologist Robert Evans.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week

Principal Tim Lauer shares how he uses technology to balance extended classroom visits with his other leadership responsibilities.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

The Harvard Graduate School of Education's Mary Grassa O'Neill shares recommendations for keeping principals in their jobs.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

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