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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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In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

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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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Quiz Yourself: Principal Leadership
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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Veteran teachers give advice on how principals can foster meaningful buy-in among their school’s staff members.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
How deeply principals should know content areas and how much it matters for helping their teachers is an active debate.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
We asked teachers to share how they most want their principals to show appreciation for the work they do.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
A principal's job tests skills that seldom show up in a training program. Among them: balancing on the tightrope stretched between the needs of teachers and of parents, particularly when the two parties are at odds.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
Student misbehavior and discipline is a major source of friction between principals and teachers. Veteran educators share how they build consensus around discipline in their schools.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey reveals striking gaps between how principals rate the impact of their leadership and how teachers do.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
When schools cram lunch into 25 or 30 minutes, that often leaves students too little time to eat a full meal. Some are finding ways to balance more time to eat with the pressures of instructional time.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers work their magic with students all the time, building community and trust. What would school be like if principals worked that same magic with teachers, wonders Jonathon Medeiros.
October 9, 2019 – Teacher
What's required? Who's reporting school-level data so far? And what's the practical impact for district leaders, principals, teachers, local policymakers, and the public? EdWeek explains.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
The school district tech chief talks about helping educators avoid common mistakes, pumping up usage levels for ed-tech tools, getting tech and curriculum folks to talk to each other, and more.
October 29, 2019 – Education Week

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