School Leadership

Supporting New Teachers: What Do They Really Need?
Supporting New Teachers: What Do They Really Need?

A teacher shortage is affecting school districts across the United States, with the Economic Policy Institute calling the situation “real, large and growing, and worse than we thought.” As EPI researchers explained, “A shortage of teachers harms students, teachers, and the public education system as a whole,” with higher turnover...

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Leadership Matters: 4 Best Practices for Keeping Principals on the Job
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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Making Professional Development Count
Making Professional Development Count

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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What If Every Student Had A Personalized Learning Plan?

In a 2019 opinion piece for online education news site the74million.org, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Paul Reville posed an intriguing question: “What if every child had a personalized plan to help him or her thrive?” Although this may sound like a theoretical question, Reville heads up Harvard’s Education...

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School Administrators: Key Players in Your Literacy Program
School Administrators: Key Players in Your Literacy Program

School administrators are an important component of how well schools and districts function. Although the research base for this assertion is still fairly new, anyone who has worked in or sent their children to a school would likely be quick to agree that the quality of school leadership makes a...

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3 Ways to Bring College and Career Focus to Middle School
Middle school student with diploma and cap

What do you want to be when you grow up? We begin asking students about their dream careers in their very first years of school. Many of us can recall sharing with our pre-K classmates that we planned to be astronauts, firefighters, or doctors. But at what point do students’...

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