Principal September/October 2017: Public Schools & Choice

The latest issue of Principal provides context for school leaders on public schools and choice. Articles focus on deeper learning, school choice terms, best practices for magnet schools, and effective public relations. Also featured are two new columns: Wellness and Early Career.
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NAESP’s Principal magazine has also teamed up with Crayola for the ninth year to deliver the “Champion Creatively Alive Children” magazine supplement. You can read it online here.

Ready for Change An interview with Linda Darling-Hammond on the current state of education M. Diane McCormick

A Primer on School Choice Terms
Knowledge Is Power How KIPP and other high-performing charter networks are making an impact through well-rounded curricula Michael J. Petrilli
Charter School Best Practices
Telling Your Story If you don’t like what’s being said about your school, change the conversation Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis

Attractive Best Practices Magnet school principals share their secrets to success Elaina Hundley

Many Hands Make Light Work How collaborative leadership leads to collective efficacy Peter DeWitt

Literacy and Language Learning as Partners in the Classroom Supporting English learners requires seeing students as both literacy and language learners, even in the earliest grades Adria Klein, Janeen Zuniga, Allison Briceño, and Annette Torres Elías
From the Editor Opportunity for Every Child —Kaylen Tucker
Snapshots Nuggets of research, policy, and practice to keep you informed

In the Spotlight Georgia Assistant Principal Understands Her Impact
Practitioner’s Corner The Power of Peer and Near-Peer Efforts —Jonathan D. Mathis and Jolon McNeil
Wellness A School’s Healthy Alternative —LaGloria Wheatfall
Early Career “Yes, I Do Have an Agenda!” —John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller
Raising the Bar Creating a Data-Driven School Culture —Patricia Ordóñez-Feliciano

The Reflective Principal Taking a Leap of Faith —Wendy Schoolmeester and Sonya Vierstraete
Principal’s Bookshelf Children’s Literature Fosters Foundational Skills —Dan Butler
It’s the Law When Do Parents Really Pose a Safety Risk? —Perry A. Zirkel
Postscript The Great Conversation —L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE

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