Equity & Access

Cultural Responsiveness Starts in the Principal’s Office

If school leaders are not attuned to the students walking the halls and sitting in the classrooms, students will never have truly personalized education. And if they are not attuned to the needs of students, teachers will not receive the supports needed to effectively personalize learning.

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Project-Based Learning

5 Qualities of Prepared Leaders in a Project-Based World

By: Dr. Lisa Abel Palmieri. How can EdLeaders prepare their districts--and themselves--for a project-based world? These are the five essential qualities that enable leaders to design schools that prepare students for the project-based world.

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SEL & Mindset

SEL: Are You Ready to Lead?

Where you are at in the continuum of implementation is less important than recognizing the value of developing a sense of urgency around the opportunity to better serve students through intentional SEL.

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Ed Policy

How ASU is Building the Capability and Character of Educators

Leading the education school at what has been called the most innovative university comes with some pressure to innovate. Carole Basile is in her second year as dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Basile and the talented faculty recognized that the innovation economy requires new learning models and that new and transformed schools require a new kind of preparation.

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Future of Learning

To Reopen, America Needs Laboratory Schools

Eric and Erin discuss how laboratory schools are, and will continue to be, necessary to research and develop a more equitable future for all learners.

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Equity & Access

Getting Clearer: The Principal, Mayor of the School Community

By: Patrick Erwin. As a principal, I do the most important job in the city. I create the conditions for students and, by extension, their families, to be lifted out of poverty into a city that is a great place to live. Not a bad job. Not a bad life.

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Getting Through

A School Principal’s Ponderings on Pandemic Pedagogy

By: Joe Truss, As a school leader, I worry about being able to lead my staff in distance learning and even to support my own family.  I also wonder where we go from here in education.

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Leadership

Using Student Feedback to (Actually) Drive Change

By: Sachi Takahashi-Rial. Research shows that student perceptions are linked to academic outcomes, and that happy schools can more readily close the achievement gap. Here's how school leaders can gauge student perceptions and improve their school's culture.

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