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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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In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

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How are states regulating principal-preparation programs, what does ESSA say about training school leadership, and how do “niche” principal-training programs aim to train more-effective school leaders?

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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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From Teacher to Principal: A Look at the Typical Pathway
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one until recently.

State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make?
State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention.

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After clashing with the teacher community in often confrontational terms, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin faces a fierce battle to win re-election against Democratic rival Andy Beshear, the state's attorney general.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
This spring, dozens of teachers who were elected to their state legislatures got a crash course in civics—and a wake-up call on the difficulties of moving well-intentioned ideas into laws.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Los Angeles is among a handful of school boards that issued public statements on social or political issues. Experts disagree on whether that's a good idea.
June 5, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers say that training sessions too often don’t respect their experience, expertise, or time.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
The biggest impediment to professional change might just be what you already know.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Implicit-bias training goes further than asking teachers to understand their students’ backgrounds. It asks teachers to look at themselves.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Growing requirements for trainings on non-academic issues—everything from food allergies to sexual assault—have made it hard for schools and teachers to keep up.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Education Week asked teachers what they saw as the biggest blind spots in teacher professional development. Here’s what they said.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
National and state teachers of the year got a last-minute face-to-face with President Donald Trump, but two of them refused to attend the White House event in a protest against administration policies.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Effective management approaches are not skills principals typically learn through the traditional pathways of education. To fill the gap, they are turning to business programs and publications.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week

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