Given the enormous impact principals have in their schools, it is imperative that school leaders receive increased support and high quality professional development.
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The need goes beyond calling on superintendents to behave more civilly. It extends to calling on school leaders to engage their communities in advocating for needed changes.
Can you remember the schoolyard jingle that went, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? Obviously that was not and is not the truth.
Students say hire teachers who know and love their subject matter, have demonstrated classroom teaching experience and enjoy spending time with children and adolescents.
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
A 2004 study on school performance couldn't find a single documented case where troubled schools were turned around without the intervention of a powerful leader.
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