Leadership Matters: 4 Best Practices for Keeping Principals on the Job
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Leadership Matters: 4 Best Practices for Keeping Principals on the Job

The need to attract and retain teachers is well documented, with numerous sources warning of a looming teacher shortage fueled in part by high turnover—and troublingly, high rates of attrition are an issue with school principals, too. In fact, more than 30% of principals leave their schools after two years...

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Helping Native American Students Defy the Odds and Reach Their Full Potential
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In August 2019, a welcome piece of news came from the University of Minnesota-Duluth: twelve Native American students were poised to begin their studies at the college’s medical school, representing just under 20 percent of the school's incoming medical students and an all-time high number of Native American students.

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Making Professional Development Count
Monday, October 14, 2019

Professional development, or PD, is a fact of life for many teachers. Indeed, the National Education Association (NEA)—one of the nation’s largest teachers unions—contends that it “should be required throughout the career of education support professionals” and that teachers “should have a decisive voice at every stage of planning, implementation,...

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