School Leadership

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School & District Management Opinion ‘This Is Not What We Signed Up For’: A Principal’s Plea for More Support
School leaders are playing the role of health-care experts, social workers, mask enforcers, and more. It’s taking a serious toll.
Kristen St. Germain, November 16, 2021
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Reconsidering Causes of Principal Burnout
The state and federal governments are asking us to implement policies that often go against our beliefs, says this letter to the editor.
November 16, 2021
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School & District Management Teachers Want Their Administrators to Teach. Here's Why
Principals and other education administrators should even be required to spend time teaching in the classroom, according to teachers responding to an EdWeek query.
Hayley Hardison, November 12, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion School Cannot Go on This Way. Education Leaders Need to Step Up
Instead of holding broken systems together, we encourage school leaders to focus on blazing new paths, write two teacher educators.
Nicole Mirra & Antero Garcia, November 10, 2021
5 min read
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School & District Management Principals Went Through a Lot in the Last Two Years. Here's What They Want to Hang Onto
Increased technology use, flexible staffing, and deeper community partnerships are high on their list of things to build on.
Denisa R. Superville, November 5, 2021
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Professional Development Video What Good Principal Coaching Looks Like
Here's how one district uses coaches to guide new principals through their early years.
Jaclyn Borowski , November 3, 2021
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Steve McManus, the Upper School Principal of the Friends School of Baltimore, helps a student complete her independent work during his modern history class on Sept. 24, 2021.
Steve McManus, the Upper School Principal of the Friends School of Baltimore, helps a student complete her independent work during his modern history class on Sept. 24, 2021.
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Special Report How Principal Professional Development Is Evolving
This special report looks at fresh ways to frame continued professional learning for school leaders.
November 2, 2021
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Professional Development Download Making Principal Coaching Work: 5 Tips
What are the elements of a successful coach-principal relationship? Read on for some key advice from veteran coaches.
Denisa R. Superville & Laura Baker, November 2, 2021
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Professional Development Coaching for New Principals Can Provide a Critical Pillar of Support
Principal-coaches can go beyond mentoring to help early-career principals, but many districts don't have them.
Denisa R. Superville, November 2, 2021
11 min read
Professional Development How Taking a Turn as a Teacher Can Sharpen a Principal's Leadership Skills
"Teaching principals" say the experience can deepen relationships with staff and offer valuable lessons for their own leadership decisions.
Elizabeth Heubeck, November 2, 2021
7 min read
Professional Development From Our Research Center What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed hundreds of educators about their professional development access, requirements, and preferences.
EdWeek Research Center, November 2, 2021
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Chicago Teachers Union members and hundreds of supporters march through the Loop to call for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters march in June 2020, calling for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department.
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Professional Development 5 Ways for Principals to Turn Crisis Into Professional Development
School leaders offer advice on developing the mindset and habits to learn the lessons left by challenges like the pandemic.
Arianna Prothero, November 2, 2021
8 min read
Professional Development Teaming Up School and District Leaders: A Win-Win Approach to PD
Some professional development programs get district and school leaders working together in an effort to align policies and goals.
Denisa R. Superville, November 2, 2021
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Professional Development Video Where Texas School Leaders Can Find Comprehensive Professional Development
An Austin-based center brings together those at the school and district levels.
Jaclyn Borowski , November 2, 2021
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