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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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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
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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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Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
More than half of the 13 elected state superintendent spots are up for grabs this year, even as South Carolina voters weigh making the job an appointed one.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
There are at least three proven steps educators can take to address sexual violence and harassment among teens, write two researchers.
October 5, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers and administrators are still grappling with lingering storm damage, the impact of school closures, and how best to address the trauma left by last September's devastation.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
School safety, religious liberty and the nation's legacy of segregation were among the topics Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was called on to address as senators peppered the nominee for U.S. Supreme Court with questions.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Some cities are closely partnering with their school districts to provide an array of academic, health, and behavioral services to raise the odds that poor children are successful.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo.
August 14, 2018 – Education Week
Principals, want to change things up this school year? Here are 10 suggestions—big and small—for tackling a perennial issue or rethinking one of your standard practices.
August 10, 2018 – Education Week
Veteran educator Mary Alicia Lyons shares her experiences working with administrators who’ve spanned the spectrum from frustrating to fantastic.
August 8, 2018 – Teacher
We can have Smart Boards in every room but fail to update the pedagogy used 30 years ago, writes superintendent David Gamberg.
July 24, 2018 – Education Week

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