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Professional Development Spotlight Spotlight on Professional Development
This Spotlight will empower you with insights and advice for turning challenges into opportunities for professional development, and more.
July 15, 2022
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School & District Management A Big Gap in K-12 Leadership Prep: Teaching School Finance Skills
More than half of prep programs in a recent review did not prepare principals to master basic financial tasks.
Denisa R. Superville, July 12, 2022
4 min read
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, during the first day of school at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast on the first day of classes at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla., in 2021.
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Professional Development Principal Prep and PD: What Works and What's Being Left Out
Decades of research has clarified what effective principals need to know and where training programs succeed or lag.
Denisa R. Superville, June 7, 2022
6 min read
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School & District Management For Principals, Prep and PD Fall Short, New Report Finds
Training programs for principals are slowly, but unevenly, adapting to the research on how principals affect students and teachers.
Denisa R. Superville, June 2, 2022
6 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Principals Are Running Scared. Here's How to Steady Them
Mentorship is an old idea with new currency, write the authors of a recent book on helping school leaders thrive.
Phyllis Gimbel & Peter Gow, May 10, 2022
5 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Management vs. Instructional Leadership: Don't Get Caught Up in Dualistic Thinking
There is a constant debate focusing on instructional leadership vs. management. During this time, it's important to look beyond the debate.
Peter DeWitt, March 6, 2022
5 min read
Professional Development Reports Principal Professional Development: Results of a National Survey
This report examines results from a survey asking principals to share their views regarding professional development and training.
January 27, 2022
Professional Development Online Summit What's Next for Professional Development: An Overview for Principals
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on professional development for principals and administrators.
November 18, 2021
Professional Development Video What Good Principal Coaching Looks Like
Here's how one district uses coaches to guide new principals through their early years.
Jaclyn Borowski , November 3, 2021
Steve McManus, the Upper School Principal of the Friends School of Baltimore, helps a student complete her independent work during his modern history class on Sept. 24, 2021.
Steve McManus, the Upper School Principal of the Friends School of Baltimore, helps a student complete her independent work during his modern history class on Sept. 24, 2021.
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Special Report How Principal Professional Development Is Evolving
This special report looks at fresh ways to frame continued professional learning for school leaders.
November 2, 2021
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Professional Development Download Making Principal Coaching Work: 5 Tips
What are the elements of a successful coach-principal relationship? Read on for some key advice from veteran coaches.
Denisa R. Superville & Laura Baker, November 2, 2021
2 min read
Professional Development Coaching for New Principals Can Provide a Critical Pillar of Support
Principal-coaches can go beyond mentoring to help early-career principals, but many districts don't have them.
Denisa R. Superville, November 2, 2021
11 min read
Professional Development How Taking a Turn as a Teacher Can Sharpen a Principal's Leadership Skills
"Teaching principals" say the experience can deepen relationships with staff and offer valuable lessons for their own leadership decisions.
Elizabeth Heubeck, November 2, 2021
7 min read
Professional Development From Our Research Center What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed hundreds of educators about their professional development access, requirements, and preferences.
EdWeek Research Center, November 2, 2021
1 min read