Spotlight on Principals

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On Principals


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The Education Week Spotlight on Principals is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including insights on:

  • Recruiting new school leaders
  • Principal training
  • Evaluating principals
  • The secrets of principals' success
  • Turnover in principalship

A great value! You get these nine articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A study on how teachers move into administration was among a range of studies on principals discussed at the AERA's annual gathering.
May 12, 2010 – Education Week

Leadership groups are hoping the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act will include money for recruitment and training.
March 3, 2010 – Education Week

A look at eight instruments used to assess school leaders finds only one system measures the characteristics sought after today for principals.
January 6, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it has raised money and is moving toward a 2011 launch.
December 16, 2009 – Education Week

Working papers from prominent education researchers aim to promote better understanding of school leadership.
December 9, 2009 – Education Week

Studies are showing that many principals don't stay on the job long, and that those who leave don't take other jobs as school leaders.
October 28, 2009 – Education Week

Principals don't mind being held accountable, writes Gerald N. Tirozzi, but they want a few facts of their working lives factored in.
February 11, 2010 – Education Week

In her school visits as N.C. Teacher of the Year, Cindi Rigsbee discovered that the best administrators have some things in common.
February 18, 2009 – Teacher (Web)

All principals are motivated and they care deeply about the schools and students in their charge. But different attitudes and goals separate those who are trying to transform a school and those who are trying to cope with daily struggles, says Jean Johnson.
August 13, 2008 – Education Week

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