The rate of children born with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has risen to 1 in 88, up from 1 in 110. As a result of the increase, schools are enrolling more students with ASD, and many principals and teachers feel inadequately prepared to provide an effective and inclusive education to these students. These resources, including the Unlocking Autism series from Principal magazine in 2011-12, are designed to help supply you with tools and information to meet the special needs of this student population.
Every 7 minutes a child is bullied on the school playground. Every month 3 million students are absent from school because they feel unsafe. An estimated 18 million children in the United States will be bullied this year.
Maintaining a safe, nurturing school environment for students is any school leader’s top priority. These resources can help you combat bullying in your school.
In recognition of the critical role of principal leadership in the transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), NAESP has created a Common Core Resource Guide. The guide is designed to help principals determine what bodies of knowledge and skill sets they need to lead their school’s implementation of CCSS.
Schools have a role to play in ensuring that students are financially literate. The following resources help educators and parents teach children about money.