Principal Pipeline

Education Week opinion letters submissions
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor We Need a Coordinated Effort to Attract and Support Principals
The path to school leadership is not linear or one-size-fits-all, writes this letter to the editor.
October 31, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion The Answer to the Leadership Crisis Is Not a Principal Pipeline
School leaders are departing. There are many ideas for how to retain them and train those who aspire to the role.
Vince Bustamante & Tim Cusack, September 11, 2023
6 min read
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School & District Management What's Next for Principal Apprenticeships? 3 Things to Know
A new federal approval will allow principal candidates to train on the job with the help of federal funding. Here's what comes next.
Evie Blad, July 25, 2023
2 min read
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School & District Management Could Principal Apprenticeships Expand the Pipeline of School Leaders?
Principal is now an approved occupation for federal apprenticeships.
Evie Blad, July 17, 2023
4 min read
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School & District Management Online Training Program to Boost Number of Principals of Color Expands
A New York City education college is the latest to join an online principal training program for educators of color and equity-minded leaders.
Denisa R. Superville, May 24, 2023
4 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Why Aren't There More Asian American School Leaders? Here's What We Heard
Ideas for making the profession more appealing.
Denisa R. Superville, February 28, 2023
5 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Recruiting Asian American School Leaders: Tips From Educators
Efforts to increase school leadership diversity often overlook Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
Denisa R. Superville, February 28, 2023
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School & District Management What Educators of Color Say It Will Take to Boost Their Numbers in School Leadership
Educators of color say it’s often another person seeing their potential and pushing them.
Denisa R. Superville, January 17, 2023
6 min read
Professional Development Spotlight Spotlight on Professional Development for Leadership
This Spotlight will empower you with insights on motivating teachers all year long, improving communication with school staff, and more.
October 21, 2022
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School & District Management What Principal Prep Looks Like Right Now
Virtual options have grown, and that trend is expected to continue.
Denisa R. Superville, September 16, 2022
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School & District Management What Happens When Districts, States, and Universities Collaborate on Principal-Prep?
A new report says broad partnerships can improve the learning experience for school leaders.
Denisa R. Superville, June 11, 2022
6 min read
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, during the first day of school at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast on the first day of classes at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla., in 2021.
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Professional Development Principal Prep and PD: What Works and What's Being Left Out
Decades of research has clarified what effective principals need to know and where training programs succeed or lag.
Denisa R. Superville, June 7, 2022
6 min read
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School & District Management For Principals, Prep and PD Fall Short, New Report Finds
Training programs for principals are slowly, but unevenly, adapting to the research on how principals affect students and teachers.
Denisa R. Superville, June 2, 2022
6 min read
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School & District Management How Principals Can Help Assistant Principals Get Ready for the Top Job
Assistant principals don't always get all the experiences they need to be successful school leaders. Their principals can change that.
Denisa R. Superville, April 18, 2022
4 min read