Education news, analysis, and opinion that focuses on principals and their roles in K-12 schools


Hour by Busy Hour: What a Principal's Day Actually Looks Like
From the time they wake up until they set the alarm at night, school leaders juggle the routine, the unexpected, and the downright bizarre.
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School & District Management Better Principal Data Is Critical to Close Equity Gaps, Groups Tell Feds
Advocates argue that the data will help state policy makers, preparation programs, and advocates make better decisions.
Denisa R. Superville, March 30, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion 5 Strategies to Empower Teachers to Be Leaders
Here’s how—and why—school leaders should improve their schools’ teacher-leadership approaches.
Matthew Finster & Amy Lamitie, March 28, 2023
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Principals from across the country are visiting Congress this week to advocate for more supports for mental health and staff recruitment and retention.
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School & District Management Principals Head to Congress to Make a Case for More Support
Hundreds of principals are in Washington to lobby lawmakers. Their main agenda: mental health and recruitment and retention.
Denisa R. Superville, March 27, 2023
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Michelangelo's marble statue of "David", is seen in Florence's Galleria dell' Accademia on May 24, 2004.
Michelangelo's marble statue of "David" is displayed in the Galleria dell' Accademia in Florence, Italy.
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School & District Management After a Lesson on Michelangelo's David, a Florida Principal Loses Her Job
Parents complained that images of the famous sculpture were "pornographic" and that they weren't notified of the lesson in advance.
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School & District Management Did Principal Turnover Increase During the Pandemic? Here's What We Know
The data are still scant, but what’s emerging shows a drop in 2020-21 and an increase the following year.
Denisa R. Superville, March 16, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion ‘I Was Ready to Walk Away’: The Silent Scream of School Leaders
How do we juggle the crushing demands of school management and then return home to be healthy parents, caregivers, spouses, partners?
NaTasha Woody-Wideman, March 14, 2023
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School & District Management Women in the K-12 Workforce, by the Numbers
Women are the majority of the education workforce, but their numbers drop as you climb the chain of command.
Denisa R. Superville, March 8, 2023
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Recruitment & Retention How Many Teachers and Principals Quit in the Pandemic? One State Has Answers
In North Carolina, the numbers of educators leaving the classroom exceeded new hires.
Elizabeth Heubeck, March 8, 2023
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School & District Management Webinar How Culturally Responsive Leadership Leads to Student Success
Discover how to create a learning environment where all students feel valued and supported, and how to accelerate learning for English learners and students of color.
March 7, 2023
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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
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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 Opinion Every School Has Bias. Here’s What Principals Can Do About It
How do we build combating bias into the who, how, and why of teaching, leadership, and school organization?
Sharif El-Mekki, February 28, 2023
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Teaching Profession Principals or Peers: Who Should Evaluate Teachers?
A new study reveals telling differences in how teachers respond.
Denisa R. Superville, February 27, 2023
6 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Is This the Beginning of the Principal Exodus?
New data provide evidence that district leaders and policymakers don't want to ignore, experts say.
Denisa R. Superville, February 16, 2023
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