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School Leadership

Discover the challenges, strategies, and triumphs of troubleshooting, guiding, and inspiring not just a classroom, but an entire academic community.

  • 4 Focus Areas for School Leaders This Fall

    Lessons from one district’s experience with distance learning in spring can help schools everywhere set priorities for this unprecedented year.
    Beth Holland
  • 6 Things to Consider When Planning Professional Development

    Simply asking teachers what they’d like to learn can go a long way toward making PD more valuable for your staff.
  • Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About Distance Learning 

    Teachers will be more successful at remote instruction if they believe they can do it, and school leaders can boost their sense of efficacy.
  • Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
  • School Leaders Debate Solutions For an Uncertain 2020-21

    Education leaders are laying out plans to reopen schools in the fall, but without the safety net of a vaccine, the school year looks unpredictable at best.
  • Teachers Around the World Tell Us Reopening Is Tough, but Joyful

    In countries where infection rates have stabilized, schools are reopening. When we asked how that’s going, over 600 teachers responded.
  • What Summer Schools Learned About the Challenges of Reopening

    Across the country, forward-looking districts used summer school to anticipate—and try to solve—some of the issues they’d inevitably face when schools reopened.
  • The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
  • Testing the Waters of Bringing Students Back to School

    Using strict health guidelines and restructured classrooms, some schools reopen in Northern California for the students who need them most.
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
  • 4 Ways to Celebrate High School Graduation This Year

    With coronavirus school closures extending into the fall, districts are coming up with clever alternatives to give seniors the graduation ceremony they deserve.
  • 9 Big Questions Education Leaders Should Ask to Address Covid-19

    Figuring out to how to deal with the summer slide and traumas resulting from the pandemic are just two of the biggest concerns.
  • 4 Ways to Prioritize Relationships When Schools Reopen

    Relationships are the “key to everything” in education, and these are steps schools have been taking to make sure students feel connected to their teachers and peers.
  • 7 Ways to Make Teaching a More Sustainable Profession

    Tips for school leaders seeking to foster an environment that supports, engages, and motivates teachers.
  • 3 Keys to a Better 2020–21

    In response to the upheaval of the pandemic, researchers and the leaders of over 100 schools focused on three fundamental areas of education, whether it’s in person or virtual.

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