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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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Talk to school and district leaders and you’ll hear worries about the next recession, spending restrictions, and a public that knows little about worries that lawmakers and elected officials who know little about their funding needs.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
The majority of school districts still sideline principals in major financial decisionmaking, even as researchers argue they should have more control. But some principals remain ambivalent about significantly greater autonomy.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Education Week surveyed school principals and district-level leaders nationally about the challenges they face in managing the money that keeps their schools running.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
As superintendents, we must make the system work for all students—however socially, politically, and professionally dangerous it may be, writes Demond A. Means.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
A national union for principals is campaigning to increase its membership, drafting in part off the momentum created by the surge in educator activism over the past two years.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
As a Latina educator and parent, Victoria Onodera wishes she’d gotten a welcome-back letter from school leaders that acknowledged families' fears in this political climate. So she wrote one.
August 26, 2019 – Teacher
Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school in March.
August 15, 2019 – Education Week
A pioneer in education journalism, he also created the Chronicle of Philanthropy and served as a mentor to Ronald A. Wolk, co-founder of Education Week.
July 30, 2019 – Education Week
CAEP was the only group giving a national stamp of approval to teacher colleges until a competitor named AAQEP came along two years ago. The two groups represent differing philosophies on how programs should be evaluated for quality.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Julia Keleher, the former education secretary of Puerto Rico, has been arrested by federal agents in Washington on charges related to fraud and corruption, a U.S. attorney confirmed.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week

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