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April 4, 2019
How job-training leadership won a South Side principal a Golden Apple award
For tailoring education to special-needs students at Southside Occupational Academy, Principal Joshua Long won a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership.
February 22, 2019
Is Tennessee moving its weakest teachers to early, non-tested grades? New research says yes.
Low-performing teachers in grades 3 through 5 are more likely to be reassigned to non-tested early grades than their more effective peers.
January 31, 2019
Study: Tennessee schools with the biggest needs tend to have lower-quality principals
Researchers offer the first statewide look at the quality of school leaders — and where they work.
December 10, 2018
From pay to personnel, changes in the principal’s office shed light on Vitti’s first year — and his plans for the next
Changes in the principal's office during Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's are seemingly only a start. Vitti says he wants further pay and personnel shifts.
October 25, 2018
More work, worse relationships, and better feedback: How teacher evaluation has changed the job of the principal
Teacher evaluation overhauls were supposed to reshape teaching. New research suggests they may have had an even greater impact on what it means to be a school principal.
October 23, 2018
Top principal’s ambitious goal: 100 percent at grade level — and her school is close
A Fort Collins principal was selected for a national leadership award given out by the U.S. Department of Education.
September 4, 2018
What Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to not seek re-election means for schools
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to drop his reelection bid has serious implications for several big public education initiatives in Chicago and for…
Politics & Policy
August 27, 2018
What’s job No. 1 for a new principal? Three new Chicago chiefs say it’s building trust.
When school starts next week, 17 Chicago Public Schools will have new principals. Among these leaders are Femi Skanes, who will…
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August 14, 2018
How one Chicago principal is leaning on data to help black boys
Test scores were rising at Fuller Elementary School when Marilyn McCottrell took over in 2016. Yet troubling trends loomed behind the numbers.
August 10, 2018
How do you improve schools? Start by coaching principals, says new study
To develop teachers, principals needing coaching too, says a new study by Vanderbilt University and Mathematica Policy Research.
How I Lead
July 27, 2018
A Bronx principal explains secret behind $25,000 award: teachers learning along with students
The money will go towards supporting an initiative in which teachers share and create innovative ways to provide students with a strong conceptual understanding of math.
July 25, 2018
Chicago schools pass $7.5 billion budget despite calls to halt vote
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass Chicago Public Schools’ $7.5 billion budget for the 2018-2019 school year, despite calls…
July 19, 2018
New budget gives CPS CEO Janice Jackson opportunity to play offense
Running Chicago’s schools might be the toughest tour of duty in town for a public sector CEO. There have been eight chiefs in…
How I Lead
July 16, 2018
Meditation and mindfulness: How a Harlem principal solves conflict in her community
A Harlem principal describes the practices her community uses to improve self awareness and mindfulness.
How I Lead
July 12, 2018
This Colorado principal saved a student’s life by paying attention at the right time
This Colorado principal talked about a student's gratitude, the teachers who inspired him to go into education, and the importance of a positive school culture.
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