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Principals, Are You in Sync With Your Teachers? (Downloadable)

A guide to data that reveal disconnects between teachers’ experiences and school leaders’ perceptions
By Lesli A. Maxwell & Vanessa Solis — March 06, 2024 1 min read
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The relationships principals build with their teachers are among the most essential elements of their own success and that of their school.

But as is common in many supervisor-employee dynamics, principals and teachers often have divergent viewpoints on the same topics—even on something as fundamental as morale. How can they get on the same page?

It starts with knowing where those gaps in perception are—and EdWeek’s new project, The State of Teaching, has identified three key areas for school leaders’ attention.

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