School Leadership

Sherri Miller is the principal of Lacy Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.
Sherri Miller is the principal of Lacy Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.
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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.
Sarah Schwartz, September 16, 2022
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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.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 24, 2022
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Principals said using student test scores as a metric in evaluating their effectiveness as a leader isn’t a bad idea, but other factors should also be considered.
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School & District Management Is Judging Principals by Test Scores a Mistake?
A study examined whether existing methods for evaluating the impact of principal leadership on student test scores are accurate.
Lauraine Langreo, August 23, 2022
5 min read
A photo of former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis, a man with a dark beard and brown eyes. He is seated in a dark brown jacket, resting his fingers on his temple while having a conversation.
Former Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis is part of a network of school leaders who've led schools during and after shootings. They have released a guide for recovery to help their peers facing similar situations.
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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.
Evie Blad, August 22, 2022
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 22, 2022
7 min read
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 19, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Educational Equity Isn't All or Nothing: The Case for Incremental Change
In some politically polarized communities, a step-by-step approach can work when other approaches do not.
Ronald S. Thomas, August 19, 2022
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Guy E. Rowe Elementary School teacher Lisa Cooper paints shelves in her kindergarten class at the Norway, Maine, school on Aug. 17, 2022. She and many other teachers and administrators are spending countless hours volunteering their time and using their own money to buy supplies and materials for their students and classrooms.
Guy E. Rowe Elementary School teacher Lisa Cooper paints shelves in her kindergarten class at the Norway, Maine, school on Aug. 17.
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School & District Management How to Re-Energize Teachers and Students This School Year
Educators shared suggestions on how schools can help students and teachers feel safe and connected.
Lauraine Langreo, August 19, 2022
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 16, 2022
4 min read
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 16, 2022
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Joe Mazza, 44, the principal at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, N.Y., was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. He says the diagnosis has informed his leadership, allowing him to engage with students and parents who face the same neurodevelopmental disorder. On June 24, 2022, he starts his day in the Media Studio as fifth-grader Anna Villa prepares for the morning newscast.
Joe Mazza, 44, the principal at Seven Bridges Middle School in Chappaqua, N.Y., was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. He said the diagnosis has informed his leadership, allowing him to engage with students and parents who face the same neurodevelopmental disorder.
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, August 10, 2022
14 min read
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School & District Management Opinion You're an Educator. What Can You Stop Doing This Year?
Teachers and education leaders often feel stretched for time. Here are 9 ways to rethink your schedule.
Peter DeWitt, August 7, 2022
5 min read
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School & District Management Top Tips for New Assistant Principals From Those Who've Been There
Nurture relationships, learn on the job, take care of yourself—and other key advice.
Mark Bomster, August 5, 2022
5 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Do We Collaborate When Tensions Are Running High?
Conflict is all around us these days, but don't despair. Education and DEI leaders offer their ideas to foster collaboration.
Sean Slade, August 4, 2022
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