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Why Principals Worry About How Mobile Devices Affect Students' Social Skills, Attention Spans

An EdWeek Research Center national survey of educators and interviews with school principals reveal big concerns about how the proliferation of digital devices is affecting K-12 education. (June 2, 2020)

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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Special Reports

Inside the Principal-Teacher Relationship
Education Week talked to dozens of principals about strategies for building strong partnerships with teachers and heard from many teachers about what they need most from school leaders.

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.

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The Principal's To-Do-List: Downloadable Resource
This to-do list template was designed for principals, based on advice and tips they shared with Education Week. It's an accompaniment to our special report, "Principals Under Pressure," that offers strategies for mastering the toughest job in schools.

Principals, Here’s How Teachers View You
An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey reveals striking gaps between how principals rate the impact of their leadership and how teachers do.

Principals, Have You Met These Parents in Your School?
Principals encounter lots of parenting styles in their schools. Tell us about the "types" you’ve seen and strategies and tips you've used to interact with them in productive ways.

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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
To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers benefit from feedback and support that isn’t tied to professional evaluations, writes instructional coach Diane Caldwell.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders are worried about technology. But they're also supporting its expanded use in schools, an exclusive Education Week survey finds.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Make the most of faculty meetings, leverage parent volunteers, and other tips for school leaders from author and educator William Sterrett.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
A group called Moms As Principals shares support and frank advice among female principals trying to balance the demands of running a school and raising their own children.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
Research shows no positive correlation between how would-be principals perform on a widely used licensure exam and their success as school leaders.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
A national set of revised professional goals for school principals are pushing some states and universities to rethink and redesign preparation.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
For many principals and other school leaders, learning how to handle some of the toughest issues in schools happens only after they are on the job.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week

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