Teacher quality is the number one factor in student success. So for principals, ensuring teacher quality through proper recruitment, retention, and support is critical to improving learning. This issue of Principal magazine addresses preparation, induction, and support for new teachers, as well as working conditions that contribute to high levels of teaching success and retention.
It’s the Law: Transgender Students PrevailRead More
Case law is shifting in the direction of guaranteeing access to restrooms and locker rooms
From the Editor: What’s Care Got to Do With It?Read More
By Kaylen Tucker Principal, March/April 2019. Volume 98, Number 4.
Snapshots: March/April 2019Read More
Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed.
5 Things: March/April 2019Read More
The work of a principal is never done. You do it all, and you love it. But even principals…
Postscript: Reverse the TrendRead More
National education groups are collaborating with states to address teacher shortages.
In the Middle: Command PerformanceRead More
Colorado school makes music a gateway to improvement in all academic areas.
Parents & Schools: Break Down the BarriersRead More
How urban schools can increase parental involvement.
Principal’s Bookshelf: The Reader’s ReaderRead More
Lead With Literacy is an excellent resource for promoting literacy in schools
The Reflective Principal: Turning the TablesRead More
The “hip-hop principalship” grounds itself in authenticity to remix the role.
Raising the Bar: Engineering SucessRead More
How a high-poverty school’s focus on STEM helped it go from a C rating to an A.
Wellness: Saying No to StressRead More
Building teachers’ coping skills has a direct effect on student outcomes.
Practitioner’s Corner: Read From the MenuRead More
Give teachers choices when asking them to read a book over summer break.
In the Spotlight: Passion is the PriorityRead More
Massachusetts principal brings resilience and enthusiasm to his work every day.
Research Roundup: Select & SupportRead More
Recent reports highlight the importance of induction programs on early career teachers.
Ramped-Up RecruitmentRead More
Georgia school streamlines hiring strategies as enrollment surges by more than 100 students per year.
Wanted: Teachers Who Know TraumaRead More
Recruiting and hiring appropriate teacher candidates to serve in a trauma-impacted school.
Bringing Bias Into ViewRead More
For educators, ignoring one’s own unconscious biases won’t make them go away.
Diversifying for the DurationRead More
Administrators can recruit and support teachers of color to reduce turnover.
What It Takes to Be a Top TeacherRead More
Four teachers and two principals discuss the environments that helped produce award-winning educators.
The Big ShortRead More
Addressing looming teacher shortages is more than a matter of fair pay.