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Principals Respond to New GLSEN Survey Report on Harassment of LGBT Students

Reston, VA – NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement on the release of the GLSEN report From Teasing to Torment: School Climate Revisited: The principal’s primary responsibility is to create and sustain a school environment in which each student is known, accepted and valued, cared for and encouraged to be an active and […]

Navigating LGBT Issues

The Amazon TV show Transparent, centered around a transgender parent, earned an Emmy this year. Brilliant scientist Alan Turing, a gay man involved in national security, was the subject of a major motion picture in 2014. During the first Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton proclaimed that society needed to do more to prevent discrimination against […]

Principal Leadership

Features High-Quality Summer Programs. Close learning gaps, increase food security, and strengthen SEL for top results Special Sections New Teachers and School Safety. Reactions are the responsibility of all educators Support Traumatized Students. Eight tips to help in the classroom Preparing School Staff for the Unthinkable. Tap into training courses from the National Association of […]

Student Centered

One of public schools’ responsibilities is to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory education experience for all students. NASSP’s Policy & Advocacy Center maintains it is the principal’s responsibility to provide an affirming school environment in which each student is treated fairly, respectfully, and with an understanding of their individual culture and context. School administrators are […]

Advocacy Agenda

A teacher left my office in tears. I hadn’t intended to make her cry, but as a new administrator, I took it as my duty to advise the teacher, many years my senior, about how her homework policy could be perceived by different populations of students. The conversation backfired, and the goal of her reevaluating […]

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College Board Changes Admissions Resource The College Board has announced updates and improvements to Landscape, previously called the Environmental Context Dashboard. The resource will no longer display the “adversity score.” College Board is also sharing new details on how Landscape works, including a comprehensive description of the data, methodology, and appropriate usage guidelines that participating colleges must […]

Legal Matters

An Oklahoma student was sent home because school officials believed her dreadlocks distracted from a respectful environment. A school in Ohio faced criticism for banning “Afro puffs” and small twisted braids, and a North Carolina school came under scrutiny when students were forbidden from wearing African head wraps. A boy in Mississippi was suspended after […]

Policy & Advocacy Center Newsletter: November 2019

Get the news and tools you need to advocate for your school.   View this email online.     Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Named NASSP Congressional Champion During NPM National Principals Month came to a close last month, with school leaders around the country widely heralded for their consistent and tireless efforts to create positive […]

NASSP Presents Rep. Rosa DeLauro With 2019 Congressional Champion Award

Reston, VA—The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is proud to present the 2019 Congressional Champion Award to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) for her ongoing commitment to introducing legislation and supporting policies aimed at benefiting school leaders and the students and faculty in their schools. The award was presented by JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP, as […]

Principal Leadership: December 2018

Features School Turnaround Requires Uprooting Deep Issues. Restoring a struggling school requires good planning, realistic goals, and self-aware persistence Inequity in Grading. Correcting variable grading policies can transform an entire school How to Improve Staff Satisfaction. Four questions every principal should be asking Integrating Musicals Into Your Curriculum. This approach to interdisciplinary learning hits all […]