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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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09/12 03:50 pm | Sex Abuse Investigation in Chicago a 'Wake-Up Call' for All Schools, Feds Say | A searing report and federal oversight over Title IX enforcement in Chicago raises the question: Is it an outlier, or just the first to get caught?

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An AI-powered digital assistant to take notes for you? It’s already happening in the workplace, but classroom note taking could prove harder to automate.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
It may take years for the state to disentangle itself from the Common Core State Standards and put new ones in place.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Public school advocates have a long wish list even as state policymakers weigh whether to fatten "rainy day" funds instead of pumping surplus cash into schools.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
In Denver, teachers will go on strike Monday to protest a performance-pay system that’s been in place for 15 years. The dispute is illustrative of a larger national shift away from differentiated pay.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
In Los Angeles, striking teachers wanted more nurses, services for immigrants, and green spaces, in addition to better pay. Will unions around the country begin bringing broader social concerns to the bargaining table?
January 25, 2019 – Education Week
Robin DiAngelo, the white author who coined the term “white fragility,” explains the sensitivity that prevents productive conversations about race.
January 24, 2019 – Education Week
With the first charter school strike in the books—and teachers coming out victorious—experts say both unions and charter schools may need to rethink how they’ve long operated.
December 14, 2018 – Education Week
Strong partnerships are crucial between schools and parents of students with disabilities. Both can take steps to keep the relationship civil and productive.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Meet three outstanding educators—the first in Education Week’s 2019 class of Leaders To Learn From—who are single-minded in their pursuit of opportunity and excellence on behalf of their students, their teachers, and their communities.
December 4, 2018 – Education Week
State Assembly member Tony Thurmond ultimately prevailed over former charter school executive Marshall Tuck in a contest that drew more than $50 million in outside campaign spending.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week

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