Evolution of the Principalship: Leaders Tell Us How the Profession Is Changing Through a Most Difficult Year
The second brief examines the shifting priorities that confronted principals in 2020–21, including addressing the mental health needs of students and staff, managing multiple crises simultaneously, and communicating with increasingly politicized communities during a time of ambiguity and uncertainty.
Principals’ Perspectives on Policy: What Education Leaders Seek Through Policy
The final brief details the policy actions that principals say are needed to address these new realities, help schools reset after the 2021–22 school year, support students, and build better schools for the years to come. The brief is accompanied by a short guide on the principal’s role in shaping policy.
NAESP Releases Policy Recommendations to Address New Demands on SchoolsRead More
The third brief in the Leaders We Need Now research series identifies five themes that affect the future of the principal profession—and why policymakers need …
New Research Highlights Increased Demands of the Principalship Due to Crises of 2020-2021Read More
Second brief in Leaders We Need Now research series identifies new priorities and responsibilities for elementary school leaders and explains why more principa…
Staffing Challenges: Lessons Learned During Crises of 2020-2021Communicator, November 2021, Volume 45, Issue 3Read More
The new Leaders We Need Now research series, which looked at how the pandemic and social injustice affected the principal profession and what principals need t…
In New Study, Principals Highlight Pandemic Innovations and How They Will Change Schools in the FutureRead More
NAESP releases first-of-its-kind research that shows the impact on the principal profession from 2020-2021 and what principals need to help students and school…
NAESP and the American Institutes for Research Join Forces to Conduct Leaders We Need Now StudyRead More
The study of more than 200 principals aims to pinpoint how their professional lives, priorities, and supports are changing as public schools shift from pandemi…