Principal Magazine

2015-2016 Editorial Calendar

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Sept/Oct 2015: Managing Teacher Talent
This issue will investigate the principal’s role in helping teachers maximize their effectiveness. Articles will focus on best practices and research on instruction, and professional learning and support for distinct subgroups of teachers, such as new teachers, veteran teachers, teacher leaders, and struggling teachers. This issue will also focus on the principal’s role in teacher evaluations.
Copy due: June 15, 2015

Nov/Dec 2015: Breaking the Cycle
This issue will take a broad look at school equity and closing the achievement gap, addressing the larger issues of poverty and integrated community solutions.  In addition to school funding inequities, articles will focus on attracting, training, and supporting effective teachers; addressing disparities in school discipline; access to high-quality, aligned early childhood learning experiences; and meeting the needs of students in high-poverty communities. This issue will also address the related issue of cultural and linguistic competency of educators.
Copy due: July 17, 2015

Jan/Feb 2016: It’s All About the Students
This issue will shine a light on educational trends—from the student’s perspective. Articles will focus on topics such as service learning, homework, bullying prevention, school uniforms, and student-centered instructional practices.
Copy due: Sept. 10, 2015

March/April 2016: New Approaches to Instruction
Because new college- and career-ready standards require students to think deeper, they also require teachers to engage new approaches to instruction. And principals, as chief instructional officers, are charged with leading instructional efforts. This issue will highlight innovation in instructional practices, including digital technologies, the maker movement, learning in the visual age, and project-based learning.
Copy due: Nov. 6, 2015

May/June 2016: Supporting Principal Growth
In the context of today’s high-stakes accountability measures, principals are expected to achieve new levels of performance for themselves and the teachers they lead. This issue will provide a deep dive into the elements that support principal growth, such as induction, mentoring, coaching, and continued professional learning, as well as the stages of the principalship. This issue will also address professional learning networks, especially the digital technologies that facilitate connecting and professional learning for diverse groups of educational leaders.
Copy due: Jan. 8, 2016

Year-Long Theme: Tech Transitions
This series will focus on best practices for assessments, professional development, instructional content development and sharing, and community engagement. One article will be published in each issue; manuscripts will be accepted on an ongoing basis.