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The Poor Man’s Guide to Family Engagement in Our Schools

21 June 2018

Guest post by Patrick Arguelles Doing more with less Virtually every school district in the nation is dealing with budget reductions. For most school leaders, there is little unjustified spending to cut, no easy targets, no low-hanging fruit. At the Early College Academy and Career Enrichment Center in Albuquerque, NM, we have examined our vision […]

Everyone Has a Story

14 June 2018

Guest post by Brandon Mowinkel The role of a principal is complex, tiring, and stressful, to say the least. Balancing the needs of your staff, students, school, and community can wear on you, especially as the school year winds down. Tensions seem to run high as patience wanes. It is vital for principals to keep […]

Playing to Our Strengths: Helping Teachers Hone Their Practice

13 June 2018

Guest post by Jethro Jones I had someone ask me the other day, “What does effective teaching look like to you? What do you look for when you walk into a classroom?” I thought this was a really interesting question that I have not had to answer in awhile, but I think it is important […]

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2018 National Assistant Principal Leadership Conference

June 24–26, 2018

2018 National Principals Conference

July 11–13, 2018

The Power of Student Voice Matters—Do You Listen? at National Principals Conference

July 11, 2018 8:00 am

It’s all about listening to what students have to say and empowering them to advocate for change in their schools, their local communities, and beyond. Expert school and student leaders will share their strategies for engaging students and ways to use NASSP’s Building Ranks and Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP)—a program of National Student […]

Education And The Path to One Nation, Indivisible at National Principals Conference

July 11, 2018 12:30 pm

Fifty years ago, in response to civil unrest that raged across the county, the Kerner Commission that was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. In the report, the commission concluded that, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate […]

The Role of Principals in Leading Equity Through Deeper Learning at National Principals Conference

July 13, 2018 7:30 am

K-12 education today is charged with developing new kinds of skills and competencies for the success of all students in college, career, and civic life. This interactive session offers a robust exploration of research and resources for school leaders interested in supporting equitable deeper learning strategies in their schools. To register for this event, visit […]