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Introducing Building Ranks™. This actionable framework and its product suite help you tailor your practice to achieve a dynamic community of care and learning. Building Ranks provides a common understanding of what school leaders must know and do to translate educational leadership standards into day-to-day practice.

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School of Thought Blog

Four Questions to Ask Teachers on Creativity

16 October 2019

How do you lead and model creativity? That’s a question many school leaders ask themselves. Many of us can get our arms around collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, but why is it that creativity is one area where we frequently struggle and sputter? I think it’s because we fear creativity—it doesn’t fall into a nice […]

A Roadmap for Implementing Standards-Based Grading

15 October 2019

Fair, standards-referenced grading systems that communicate what a student knows and can do are often difficult to design. Developing grading systems that are fair and consistent across an entire school district can seem like an impossible task. However, it is a task that is necessary and worthwhile. My school district began looking at grading reform […]

Make Your Voice Heard This National Principals Month

14 October 2019

National Principals Month (NPM), celebrated annually throughout the month of October, highlights the hard work of principals across the country and all they do to support their educational communities. This year, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) […]

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Building Ranks™: Educational Leadership in Practice

School leaders are faced with increasingly complex requirements to meet the needs of each child and adult in their learning communities. Building Ranks™ supports school leaders by defining the “what” and “why” of effective school leadership. Based on two critical domains, Building Culture and Leading Learning, the framework targets 15 leadership dimensions. Grounded in best practices and proven research, Building Ranks is aligned with the NPBEA’s PSEL and NELP standards and serves as the framework on educational leadership.

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National Principals Conference 2019

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Telling Only Half the Story: Leveraging Benchmarks and Data to Improve Student Outcomes

November 6, 2019 3:30–4:00 pm ET

Join the National Student Clearinghouse to learn how to effectively measure your success in preparing your students for college. By leveraging national benchmarks, comprehensive postsecondary outcomes, and established best practices, this webinar will help you find your students’ hidden pathway to success. In this webinar, we will discuss: The National Student Clearinghouse and how we […]

Personalized Learning: Changing the Way We Teach and Learn at Mason High School

November 13, 2019 ET

About William Mason High School Location: Mason, OH Setting: Suburban Lunches: 7.5% free and reduced Grades: 9–12 Size: 3,507 students, 174 staff Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat November 17, 2019, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Intensifying Learning: PASSION FORWARD PBL

December 11, 2019 ET

About the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria Location: Astoria, NYSetting: UrbanLunches: 47% free and reducedGrades: 6–12Size: 600 students, 40 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat December 15, 2019, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

Human Capital Management: Sowing Seeds of Potential at a Massachusetts High School

January 15, 2020 ET

About Joseph Case High School Location: Joseph Case High SchoolSetting: SuburbanLunches: 16.6% free and reducedGrades: 9–12Size: 535 students, 55 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat January 19, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

NHStv: Students Lead the Way in Communitywide Broadcasting

February 12, 2020 ET

About Northwest High School Location: Fort Worth, TXSetting: Suburban/Rural30% economically disadvantagedGrades: 9–12Size: 1,900 students, 200 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon. Live Virtual Tour Twitter Chat February 16, 2020, 9:00 p.m. (ET), #PrinLeaderChat

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