The Answer Sheet: Principals


Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

What it’s like in school to have principal after principal

A veteran teacher talks about the problem of principal turnover for students and teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Principals, School Leadership, The School Leadership Problem

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013

'It is harder for us to be nice to kids' -- departing veteran principal

After 21 years, a high school principal sends his final staff letter and looks back on his career.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'Just Be Nice', Best Advice: 'Just Be Nice', Principals

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 04/18/2013

School principals and the rhetoric of 'instructional leadership'

Today in the education world principals are supposed to be, above most everything else, "instructional leaders." What does that means, and is it accurate?

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Role of Principals, What Research Shows

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/09/2011

Banned student play will go on!

A student-written play about school reform in New York that was banned by two school principals because it was critical of former chancellor Joel Klein will now be allowed to be performed.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education, Arts Education | Tags:  antigone, banned play, jamaica high school, principals reverse decision, student play

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/19/2010

'Burn and churn' among charter school principals

Seventy-one percent of charter school principals expect to leave their posts within five years, according to a new study. So what’s the big deal about entering and exiting charter school principals?

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  charter school principals, charter school teachers, charter schools, larry cuban, principal burnout, principals, school reform

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/06/2010

Down the education rabbit hole

David B. Cohen writes, referring to Lewis Carrol's "Alice's Adventures: "Much of the education reform debate has been down the rabbit hole for a while, but I keep expecting people to act with some common sense."

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  bush initiative, bush institute, education nation, newsweek, principals, school reform, teachers