Education news, analysis, and opinion that focuses on principals and their roles in K-12 schools
School & District Management Principals Bear the Brunt of Parental Anger, Staff Fatigue as COVID Drags On
As the face of their schools, principals are front and center in battles over masks, quarantines, and other hot-button COVID issues.
School & District Management Is Your Head Spinning? 7 Decisionmaking Tips for Principals
Principals are facing some of the toughest decisions of their careers during the pandemic. Here's advice from peers and experts.
School & District Management Teachers Feel Anxious About the New School Year. How Principals Can Help
Administrators can’t erase stress and burnout caused by the pandemic, but they can use intentional strategies to ease teachers' concerns.
School & District Management Opinion Four Lessons School Administrators Learned Last Year & Will Apply in the Fall
Four school administrators share lessons learned during the past 18 months of COVID-19 and how they will apply them this fall.
School & District Management Opinion One Simple Way for Principals to Boost Students’ Unfinished Learning
Instruction improves when teachers remain in their current grades, write researchers Heather C. Hill and Susanna Loeb.
IT Management From Our Research Center 'Is This Going to Piss People Off?' How to Make Tough Tech Decisions
The reopening of schools carries with it a host of technology decisions that could have an outsized impact on students' and teachers' lives.
Budget & Finance How Kids Benefit When Principals Get a Say in Spending Federal COVID-19 Aid
In some districts, principals play a key role in targeting federal pandemic relief money, but in other places they're left out.
Professional Development Return of the In-Person Edu-Conference: Elementary Principals' Group to Meet in Chicago
Registration for the organization's first in-person conference since the pandemic started is keeping apace with that of previous years.
Career Advice Thinking of Becoming an Administrator? First, Consider These 4 Things
Teachers who stayed in the classroom and those who left share their perspectives on making the leap from teaching to administration.
School & District Management How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs
Principal-prep programs are rethinking key areas like online offerings, equity, recruitment, and district partnerships.
School & District Management Opinion Let’s Not Forget the Effect the Pandemic Has Had on Our Teachers and School Leaders
As we focus our attention on coming out of this turbulent year, we need to focus on the mental health of teachers and school leaders.