Education news, analysis, and opinion that focuses on principals and their roles in K-12 schools
Hour by Busy Hour: What a Principal's Day Actually Looks Like
From the time they wake up until they set the alarm at night, school leaders juggle the routine, the unexpected, and the downright bizarre.
Reading & Literacy Listen: A Principal Reflects on Shifting to the 'Science of Reading'
Why is changing instructional practice so hard? 3 takeaways from EdWeek's Twitter Spaces discussion with a school leader.
School & District Management Opinion The Best Ways for Administrators to Demonstrate Leadership
Successful administrators support their teachers in numerous ways, starting with showing they are appreciated.
School & District Management Principals Who Led Schools After Shootings Say Helping Peers Is Part of Their Own Recovery
Creating a network of support for other leaders who experience school violence gives them purpose.
School & District Management A Principal's Guide to Recovery After a School Shooting
Principals who led schools during or in the aftermath of a shooting wrote a guidebook of advice and lessons learned.
School & District Management The Two Principals' Associations Are Growing Closer. Their Leaders' Priority? Listening
In an interview, the groups' new leaders described plans to work closer together—and shared ideas for the upcoming school year.
School & District Management Citing Safety and Challenges Serving Marginalized Students, Principals Eye the Exit Door
Nearly 40 percent of principals say they plan to quit soon—a finding that probably reflects stressful work conditions.
School & District Management Are Secondary School Principals and Their Students on the Same Page?
A new poll of secondary school principals and their students show some key differences in how they see school.
School & District Management School Leaders With Disabilities: 'It's Important to Share That You're Not Alone'
Educators say their own experience gives them insight into the needs of students with disabilities and how to support them.
Teaching Stress, Harassment, Censorship: What Educators Face as Politics Roils Schools
A quarter of teachers have been warned away from political or social topics—and educators find state guidance on the new rules unhelpful.
School & District Management Obituary Principal Who Criticized His State's Return-to-School Mandate Dies From Long COVID
Jimbo Jackson was remembered as a man "who always had time for children."
School & District Management The Best Advice for New Principals, in 6 Words or Less
We asked educators what (abbreviated) advice they'd give to those who will be managing schools for the first time.