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'I Want a Job and a Life': How Principals Find Balance in All-Consuming Work

School leaders who delegate to expert staff, adhere to a schedule, and commit to taking care of themselves can thrive, time-management experts say. (October 16, 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
For this report, Education Week asked principals to tell us about their biggest challenges on the job, from safety to time management.

Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
Education Week explores how some states, school districts, universities, and alternative programs are ramping up efforts to groom principals trained in the mosaic of skills necessary to be successful at running schools.

Shaping Strong School Leaders: A Special Report
This report examines how educators and policymakers are cultivating principals who can be the kind of political, managerial, and instructional leaders the profession now demands.

The Challenges of School Leadership: A Commentary Collection
Education Week Commentary editors invited school leaders from across the country to write about their biggest professional challenges and how they manage them. The package also includes audio slideshows, in which each of the four principals discusses what he or she would most like policymakers to know about the job.

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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
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 – Education Week
Principals are closest to the fears that students, staff, and parents have of school violence. Here's how three principals strive to keep their schools safe.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders who delegate to expert staff, adhere to a schedule, and commit to taking care of themselves can thrive, time-management experts say.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Rising rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide in children are manifesting in schools. What principals can do to support students and stave off crisis.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Adult agitators or slackers can sabotage morale in schools and undermine principals. School leaders must confront the behaviors directly and diplomatically.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week

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