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School & District Management Opinion Principals: Supporting Your Teachers Doesn't Have to Be Such Hard Work
Principals can show teachers they care by something as simple as a visit to their classrooms or a pat on the back.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 24, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Principals May Be Dissatisfied. That Doesn't Mean They're Leaving
Teacher and substitute shortages are harbingers of whether principals plan to quit.
Denisa R. Superville, May 23, 2022
4 min read
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School & District Management Opinion 7 Ways Principals Can Support Teachers
Listening more than talking is one vital piece of advice for school leaders to help teachers.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 23, 2022
13 min read
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Haines City Senior High School in Haines City, Fla.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane greets seniors walking across campus at the school in Haines City, Fla.
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Recruitment & Retention How One Principal Has Dodged the Staffing Shortage
A high school principal in Polk County, Fla., has developed his own talent pipeline that helps avoid staffing issues.
Denisa R. Superville, May 13, 2022
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School & District Management Opinion You Can't Change Schools Without Changing Yourself First
Education leaders have been under too much stress keeping up with day-to-day crises to make the sweeping changes schools really need.
Renee Owen, May 11, 2022
5 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Principals Are Running Scared. Here's How to Steady Them
Mentorship is an old idea with new currency, write the authors of a recent book on helping school leaders thrive.
Phyllis Gimbel & Peter Gow, May 10, 2022
5 min read
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School & District Management What the Research Says How Principals Can Boost Effectiveness of Instructional Coaches
Instructional coaches are not substitute teachers or administrative clerks, a study says, and they shouldn't be deployed that way.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 3, 2022
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School & District Management What Principals Can Learn From a Cross-Country Tour of Schools
The president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals visited schools from Hawaii to Maine looking for innovation.
6 min read
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten met with state principals of the year at the education department this week.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten met with state principals of the year at the U.S. Department of Education this week.
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School & District Management What Principals Asked the Education Secretary Face-to-Face
Middle and high school principals meeting in Washington raised pressing issues in a sit-down with top federal education officials.
Denisa R. Superville, April 27, 2022
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School & District Management Opinion How My School Is Fighting the Surge in Chronic Absenteeism
The pandemic has left more and more students disengaged from school. Culturally responsive school leadership can help.
Darin A. Thompson, April 20, 2022
4 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
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School & District Management How School Leaders Can Respond to Pushback Over Social-Emotional Learning
See 7 tips for how to talk to parents and community members about social-emotional learning.
Arianna Prothero, April 13, 2022
6 min read
Katherine Holden, assistant principal of Ashland Middle School, Ashland, Ore.
Katherine Holden, assistant principal of Ashland Middle School, Ashland, Ore.
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School & District Management Oregon Educator Named Assistant Principal of the Year
Katherine Holden, the assistant principal of Ashland Middle School, shares her thoughts on the pandemic and how the role has changed.
Denisa R. Superville, April 7, 2022
3 min read