Principal January/February 2017: Equity & Access For Diverse Learners

Gross inequity is a challenge many principals and schools are forced to contend with. Wide disparities in school funding exist, not to mention inequities in access to high-quality early education, technology, art-infused instruction, and other levers that we know lead to academic success. This issue of Principal magazine focuses on the needs of diverse learners, and ensuring that all students are provided a quality education at their school.
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Equity & Access For Diverse Learners
The Principal’s Role in High Expectations Teaching A pathway toward closing the achievement gap among diverse learners. Jon Saphier

Diverse Students Need Diverse Resources Four ways to ensure diversity in your school library program. Deborah Ford
The Diversity Divide Recent studies show lack of racial diversity among educators in America. Robert Bittner
Who Is Gifted Steps to accelerate learning for diverse populations. Lin Grensing-Pophal

Gender Inclusive Schools What principals need to know about gender identity and supporting transgender students. Kim Westheimer
A Visual Voice for Diverse Learners Art integration bridges communication gaps with “visible thinking.” Cheri Sterman

The Future Is Now Ten realities for educators and communities. Gary Marx
Making Email Work for You Shorten your workweek with email management tips. Theresa Stager
From the Editor More than Grit —Kaylen Tucker
Snapshots Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed.

Member Spotlight Forward-Thinking Minnesota Principal Connects Learners of All Ages
Ten to Teen The Real Work of the Principalship Mitch Craft
Practitioner’s Corner What Principals Should Know About edTPA —Matthew J. Miller
Raising the Bar Three Dimensions of Ongoing Instructional Improvement —Kevin Goralczyk

Parents & Schools Six Steps to Partner With Diverse Families —Karen Buchanan and Thomas Buchanan
The Reflective Principal From Newbie to Veteran Principal —Jeremiah J. Gonzalez
It’s the Law Service Animals —Perry A. Zirkel
Best Practices English Learners: A Principal’s Handbook —Kelly Reider and Christopher Wooleyhand
Speaking Out Disciplining Other People’s Children —Carey Dahncke
Postscript Equity, Equality, and You —Gail Connelly

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