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Think States Play No Role in Shaping Effective Principals? Think Again.

States often tread lightly when it comes to assuming a full role in improving principal quality.
23-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Investing in Principals Offers Very Large Payoffs for Students And Teachers, Major New Research Review Finds

Impact of effective principals even larger than previously reported, benefitting student learning and attendance, and teacher satisfaction and retention; study calls for ‘renewed attention’ to cultivating high-quality principal workforce
16-Feb-2021 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Can We Learn About Nurturing SEL In and Out of School?

Interest in social and emotional learning outpaces evidence on how to cultivate it. A new study helps narrow the gap.
5-Feb-2021 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Expert Event for New Report on How Principals Affect Schools

An expert panel kicks off publication of the report that surveys two decades of research on school leadership
5-Feb-2021 1:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unpacking the Federal Response to COVID-19 in Education

The coronavirus crisis is creating unprecedented challenges and exacerbating longstanding inequities in education. In response to the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides more than...
19-Aug-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cross-Sector Collaboration May Be ‘Invaluable’ in the Current Crisis

It may seem like a truism that, in a time of crisis, the various players and institutions in a community should set aside their individual agendas and pull together for a common cause.
26-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Six School Districts Changed the Principal Supervisor Role to Better Support Principals

Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.
11-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Guide Offers Insights, Tool Kit to Help School Districts and Community Organizations Recruit Students for Voluntary Summer Learning Programs

A new summer learning recruitment guide offers guidance and detailed templates that districts and others can use to interest children and families in these programs and encourage their participation.
6-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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