School Principals

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Mary Pat Cumming, principal at the FAIR School in Minneapolis, is working with a student and parent to create a course on consent for juniors and seniors.
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Principals Crack Down on Harmful Student Behaviors

Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job. (November 12, 2018)

Spotlight on Principal Leadership

In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on school improvement efforts, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

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Principals Under Pressure
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Effective management approaches are not skills principals typically learn through the traditional pathways of education. To fill the gap, they are turning to business programs and publications.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
A new study of six school districts that made heavy investments in strengthening their cadre of school leaders shows a link to stronger student achievement and longer tenures.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
When districts keep schools open during a teachers' strike, principals face a difficult balance between upporting their staff and providing a safe environment for students.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Schools doors are open as the citywide teacher strike continues, meaning administrators are the ones left delivering lessons.
January 22, 2019 – Education Week
A new Education Week Research Center survey delves into what’s behind the common buzzword for teachers, principals, and district leaders.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Funding shouldn't have the last word on how you run your school, write Oklahoma K-12 leaders Nathan Gray and Jon Myers.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Leadership is a test. One very busy principal explains how he learned to pass.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
More-rigorous evaluations have made principals better instructional leaders, new research shows, but they've created major time-management challenges.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Principals Need Access to Support
October 31, 2018 – Education Week

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