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May 15, 2017
What one principal learned from daily classroom visits, brain science and a paperwork mistake
A principal from the East Grand school district shares his thoughts about leadership, what brain science has taught him and how lagging school funding affects his staff.
April 3, 2017
Principals matter — and Tennessee wants to do a better job of equipping them
The State Department of Education launches an initiative to cultivate aspiring leaders who want to become principals, as well as to support existing principals.
November 15, 2016
Here are 25 assistant principals who Gov. Haslam wants to see at the helm of schools
The 2017 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership will cultivate and nurture 25 assistant principals from across the state.
August 16, 2016
Tennessee teachers are still happier in their jobs. But here’s how they aren’t seeing eye-to-eye with their principals
Tennessee’s annual educator survey is out, and it shows that teachers and administrators don't see eye-to-eye on discipline policies.
April 5, 2016
How New York City principals are thinking about the opt-out movement
For principals like Stacy Goldstein, who runs the School of the Future in Manhattan, the prospect of a big jump in opt-outs creates new logistical hurdles.
'aspirational ice cream'
March 18, 2016
Principals and AP’s earned $6.9M last year in bonuses tied to evaluations
More than 330 principals and nearly 660 AP's received bonuses, which were based on principal evaluations instead of school ratings.
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February 29, 2016
Indianapolis school leaders visit Memphis iZone with eye on increased autonomy for principals
Four years into their school turnaround initiative known as the Innovation Zone, education leaders in Memphis are seeking to move schools from triage to sustainable…
June 10, 2015
After judge says school leadership meetings are public, city tells principals they are not
The city told principals that leadership team meetings are not open to the public while it appeals a judge's April decision that they are subject to open meetings rules.
April 16, 2015
Celebrated North High School principal to leave at end of year
Nicole Veltzé, the principal of Denver's North High School, will leave the school after four years.
March 3, 2015
Memphis principal and turnaround leader to leave Shelby County Schools
Memphis principal Antonio Burt, who has received national attention as a turnaround specialist, is leaving his school and his job.
February 10, 2015
IPS won’t say if Arsenal Tech’s principal is on his way out
Several Arsenal Tech teachers and staff members came to a school board meeting Tuesday to protest what they said was an administrative decision to remove Yarrell and several administrators because of academic underperformance. IPS officials and Yarrell himself won't comment on the situation.
February 9, 2015
DPS announces new principal for Manual High School
Nick Dawkins will be principal of Manual High School.
January 27, 2015
After 30-year career, founding principal reflects on his school and the city’s plan to revamp it
An interview with Andrew Turay, founding principal of Peace and Diversity Academy, who is retiring this month.
Call for change
January 7, 2015
Educators remain cautious as city prepares to lift cell phone ban
At the news that the city would soon be ending its ban on cell phones in schools, many students and parents reacted with excitement. No longer would students have to pay a bodega to store their phone, concoct schemes to hide or sneak phones into school buildings, or worry about being able to reach their child.
Lead the way
December 23, 2014
Denver pins high hopes on new leadership programs, incentives
Denver plans to offer incentives and a slew of new training and professional opportunities to its school leaders.
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