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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The Principal's Playbook: Tackling School Improvement
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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.

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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
Tap them to lead professional development. Teach their class once a week. Work out with them. Principals' creative strategies to hold onto talent.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Few principals have deep experience with special education, but managing it effectively is possible. Some experts offer their ideas for school leaders.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Exercise, meditation, and keeping strict boundaries on when he reads and responds to email are among the strategies that a New York high school principal has honed in recent years to help him be effective at his job without the work consuming his life. Here’s what works for him.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Two principals documented all they did on a single day. They logged details of the scheduled and unscheduled events that make any day of a principal's job a time-management and leadership challenge.
October 17, 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
Looking to shake up your pedagogy or teaching mindset this year? Here are seven habits teachers have cast off in the spirit of becoming a better educator.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
Principals, much like their teacher colleagues who are seeking elected office this year, want a bigger voice in shaping state education policy and other issues that directly affect schooling.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week
Emily Moyes reflects on how working with a trusted PLC and instructional coach has helped her become a better teacher.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week

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