Education news, analysis, and opinion about the metrics used to judge the job performance of school and district leaders
School & District Management Field Guide in the Works for 'Equity-Centered' Principals
A new initiative aims to provide concrete examples of equity-based leadership for principals and district leaders.
School & District Management The Pandemic Upended Principals' Jobs. Do Professional Leader Standards Reflect the Shift?
Principals felt unprepared for the time they had to spend on crisis-management and social media communications this school year.
States States Can Wield Huge Influence Over Principal Quality. Are They Using It?
A new report identifies policy levers states already have at their disposal to better prepare principals for their jobs.
School & District Management 6 Districts Invested in Principals and Saw Dramatic Gains. Dozens More Will Try to Do the Same
Scores rose dramatically in school districts that focused on improving principals. Now other districts hope to replicate that success.
School & District Management Standards for Principal Supervisors Bring Sharper Focus to Role
K-12 leaders hope new professional guidelines will bolster efforts to redefine the job of overseeing principals.
School & District Management First-Ever Professional Standards for Principal Supervisors Released
The first-of-their-kind professional standards for administrators who manage principals are meant to steer their roles to ones of robust support for school principals.
School & District Management New Professional Standards For Educational Leaders Are Released
New professional standards for educational leaders, formerly known as the ISLLC standards, stress principals' role in hiring, developing rigorous curriculum, promoting equity, and managing school operations.
School & District Management New Professional Standards Approved for School Leaders
After more than a year of deliberations, a set of professional standards for school leaders has been approved by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.
School & District Management New Professional Standards For School Leaders Are Approved
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved new standards for school leaders after a lengthy revision process.
School & District Management Standards for School Leaders Moving Toward Final Review
The standards are used to set benchmarks for what principals should know and be able to do to lead students and teachers.
School & District Management School-Leaders' Standards Moving Toward Final Review
A 13-member panel of principals and education leadership experts will review the standards this month before sending them to the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.