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Advice for New Principals: 'It's All About How You Treat People'

Three experienced principals offer candid advice and lessons they learned, and discuss how new school leaders can make the most out of their first year on the job. (July 16, 2019)

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Spotlight on Principal Leadership

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.

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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For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor.
December 11, 2019 – AP
Principals rarely take part in the selection of school resource officers who work in their buildings. That’s a big mistake, experts say.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
An administrator for Broward County schools faces a demotion and a nearly $44,000 pay cut because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher.
December 10, 2019 – AP
Kansas City Public Schools, under previous leadership, falsified student attendance records for three years, resulting in undeserved higher state performance scores. Now, officials say, that misrepresentation could cost the district some money.
November 20, 2019 – Education Week
“Good to Great” author Jim Collins, who has spent more than 25 years studying what separates the best businesses from the rest, highlights effective efforts to improve school outcomes in a new monograph.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
As the approach expands around the country, educators see a lot to be optimistic about, but remain skeptical of how it works, a national survey suggests.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
In three days of rock climbing, orienteering, and other challenging outdoor experiences, principals get to examine their own—and others’—strengths and weaknesses as leaders.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
As some districts try to dismantle racist and biased policies and practices, they are creating high-profile positions to lead that public, sometimes hostile, reckoning.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
A little story out of Lexington, Ky., raises some big questions for K-12 districts to consider on how to handle ongoing murkiness over student privacy, open-records laws, and how candidates for school boards should best communicate with their constituents.
October 18, 2019 – Education Week
Do your teachers trust you? Do your teachers think you have the skills to help them get better at instruction? Do they know that if a parent complains about them, you will handle the situation fairly? Are you and your teachers on the same page when it comes to student discipline?
October 16, 2019 – Education Week

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