Principal March/April 2018: Urban, Suburban, Rural, & Frontier

Technology, transportation, and teacher recruitment—all school communities tackle these issues. But that doesn’t mean the solutions are one-size-fits-all. Whether urban, rural, suburban, or frontier, this magazine issue takes a deep dive into the elements that influence access and opportunity that cross boundaries of school type.

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Equity Across America
How principals can ensure a great teacher for every student.
Patrice Pujol

Changing Perceptions, Changing Realities
The fight to overcome negative perceptions in one school community.
Kelly Soter

Rural Resources
Bring opportunity to your school with proven solutions and strategies.
Hobart L. Harmon and Mark D. Wilson

Bandwidth Bridge to the Last Frontier
Here’s how to get your students online—no matter where you are.
Damon Hargraves

Getting There
Address transportation challenges to close the achievement gap.
John George and Rachael George


A Winning Equation
Personalized education + parent engagement = student success.
Kristin Novy

Getting Started With PBIS
These 6 steps will set you up for success.
Scott Trungadi


From the Editor
Crossing Boundaries
Kaylen Tucker

Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed.

5 Things
What you need to know about the Association that has your back.

In the Spotlight
Tennessee Principal Uses Data to Reach Students.

Mindfulness: Sometimes Our Brains Need a Break!
Liz Garden

Early Career
Cultural Competence for New Principals
John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller

Raising the Bar
Sustaining School Improvement Through Instructional Rounds
Perry A. Finch

The Reflective Principal
The Best Job in the World
Scott Borba

Principal’s Bookshelf
What Is Teaching in Context?
Jen Thomas

Parents & Schools
Pastors & Principals? You Bet!
Lou D’Ambrosio

In the Middle
4 “Look-Fors” That Signal Quality Science Instruction
Sheri Prendergast

Our Nation, Our Schools, Our Students
L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE