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Meet Our New President of External Relations

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

The solutions to the problems confronting our nation's education system are complex, and no one person or organization has all of the answers. But, if principals reach out into their community, they will find that many solutions are waiting just outside their doors.

Occupy the Lives of Children in DC

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Real justice is about service to others, not ourselves. A movement that is only about expressing anger over our own individual hurts will soon disintegrate for lack of an achievable common cause.

School Principal Found Allegedly Stabbed To Death, Student In Custody

Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

A 17-year-old student from the Seventh-day Adventist's Memphis Junior Academy in Tennessee is being held in custody after a 48-year-old teacher was fo...

Higher Education Groups Oppose Teacher-Training Bill

Education Week | Stephen Sawchuk | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

A slew of organizations representing colleges and universities have lined up to oppose a recently introduced federal teacher- and principal-training b...

To Save Our Schools, Wear Sunblock and Bring Ideas

John Merrow | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The acronym SOS is catchy and convenient for Saturday's march and rally. But what are protestors hoping to save our schools FROM? And, just as important, what are they FOR?

Effective Leadership in the Age of Reform

Eric Sheninger | Posted 09.13.2011 | Education
Eric Sheninger

As the reform movement continues to swell across the country more eyes will be on the principal, as well as other district leaders, and their ability to ensure student learning and increase achievement.

Brooklyn Principal Fired, Teacher 'Cried Tears Of Joy'

NY Daily News | Ben Chapman | Posted 09.01.2011 | Education

The Department of Education is canning an infamous Brooklyn principal who grabbed headlines for sending teachers nonsensical letters filled with gramm...

Attacking the Achievement Gap: Principals in Action

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

In the words of one New Jersey school principal: "Early childhood is where it all begins. We have been charged with the most difficult challenge: teaching our students to read and love learning."

The Missing Link in School Reform

Diann Woodard | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Diann Woodard

It's time to open up the debate about school reform to the people who will be responsible for the delivery of the promised results

Joy Resmovits

New Chicago Schools Chief Offers Two Different School Leadership Models | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education

Correction appended. Monday morning, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Brizard, currently the superintendent of t...

Principal For A Day: Kids Share Their Advice On Education Issues

Posted 06.14.2011 | Education

At HuffPost Education, teachers, politicians, superintendents, principals and parents weigh in daily with their opinions on controversial issues, from...

Principal CEO

Michael Haberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

Many recent studies show that a principal's leadership is just as integral to a school's success as a CEO's is to their business.

Being a Respected (and Effective) Principal From a Teacher's Perspective

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

Many would probably tell you that a respected and effective principal is one who looks at the reality of their school site and doesn't automatically blame the staff for the many ills that may plague it.

Five Principal Parts of Being a Principal

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

When you see schools that challenge old ideas and endeavor to new frontiers to achieve results, there is usually a visionary principal leading the charge

If We Were Really Serious About Educational Technology

Scott McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott McLeod

If we were really serious about educational technology, we would. Here are 10 ways to get you started.

The Principal's Dilemma

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

In a nutshell, many principals simply do not have the time or resources to help the teachers at their school sites become better educators. Just like teachers, they are overworked.

Plus 1.

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

There is certainly enough time to accomplish one more thing. I'm telling you this advice is pure gold. The Plus 1 Theory.

What are our Excuses, Again, for not Putting Computers in the Hands of our Children? (VIDEO)

Scott McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott McLeod

I've watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question.

A Good School Administrator can Smell Trouble

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

There's a lesson to be learned here for every man, woman, and child who is considering become a principal or superintendent.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

Leading on Education

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sen. Michael Bennet

How do we attract the best talent to work in our classrooms? We need to update our theory of human capital.

Arizona Principal Needs to Defend Students and Diversity

Ileana Jiménez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ileana Jiménez

I am appalled by Elementary School principal Jeff Lane's decision to whiten the faces of African-American and Latino children on a mural outside his school.

New York Losing a Great Educator

Harold Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harold Levy

Frank took no heed; he kept on summoning parents under the guise of legal compulsion, lecturing them, demanding that they live up to their parental obligations and insisting on their cooperation.

The Impact of Kindness: Riches and Regrets

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

I find myself looking back and remembering those who showed me enormous kindness -- as well as opportunities for kindness to those I had not been deeply involved with.