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Mojdeh Henderson, the principal of Berewick Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., relies on a team of “first responders” in her school who can handle matters such as student discipline and building issues. That setup allows Henderson to spend the bulk of her time doing things such as classroom observations that help teachers get better at instruction.
—Chris Keane for Education Week

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We asked principals to tell us their biggest challenges, and six clear, commonly shared issues emerged. Here are strategies for tackling them, from school leaders and experts. (October 18, 2018)

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Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.

New School Rules for a New Era
Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in the United States.

Principals Under Pressure
Principals have the hardest job in schools. They must answer to the central office, be responsive to parents, support and coach their teachers, and build relationships with students. How can one person do all of this well and keep a healthy work-life balance?

Technology Counts 2018
This year’s report takes a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

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Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers announced Thursday that he will appoint current Assistant State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor to succeed him at the state Department of Public Instruction, making her Wisconsin's first black schools superintendent.
December 27, 2018 – AP
With the first charter school strike in the books—and teachers coming out victorious—experts say both unions and charter schools may need to rethink how they’ve long operated.
December 14, 2018 – Education Week
Strong partnerships are crucial between schools and parents of students with disabilities. Both can take steps to keep the relationship civil and productive.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Meet three outstanding educators—the first in Education Week’s 2019 class of Leaders To Learn From—who are single-minded in their pursuit of opportunity and excellence on behalf of their students, their teachers, and their communities.
December 4, 2018 – Education Week
State Assembly member Tony Thurmond ultimately prevailed over former charter school executive Marshall Tuck in a contest that drew more than $50 million in outside campaign spending.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Funding shouldn't have the last word on how you run your school, write Oklahoma K-12 leaders Nathan Gray and Jon Myers.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Leadership is a test. One very busy principal explains how he learned to pass.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
The new crop of governors and state legislators—many of them Democrats—will be looking to deliver on campaign promises, and there’s a turnover of appointed state superintendents on the horizon.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
When former charter school executive Marshall Tuck called Assemblyman Tony Thurmond to concede over the weekend, it marked another defeat for charter-school advocates in California.
November 28, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
More-rigorous evaluations have made principals better instructional leaders, new research shows, but they've created major time-management challenges.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week

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