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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 […]

2019 State Principals of the Year

Each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools, and the Department of Defense Education Activity will select one middle level and one high school principal to represent their state. State winners are selected from applications submitted to the state associations. Each state’s selection process and […]

Addressing Current Controversies and Political Matters in the Classroom

Teachers have reported an increase in divisive rhetoric in the classroom surrounding religion, gender, race, and immigration. A 2016 survey conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that 80 percent of teachers surveyed reported feeling fearful for marginalized student groups, and 40 percent of teachers observed derogatory language directed toward minority students. One Tennessee […]

Advocacy Agenda

The first transgender person to be featured on the cover of Time magazine was actress Laverne Cox in 2014. This is often referred to as the “transgender tipping point” in America, when society really started paying attention to conversations around gender identity. While transgender and nonbinary people have existed throughout history, we have reached a […]

Principal Leadership

Features Addressing Disproportionate Discipline. Build equity by studying data and understanding the need for change Leadership for a Strong School Counseling Program. Five strategies for advising students Leading as Learners in Rural Schools. Engaging stakeholders to avoid burnout Write Club: The Revolution. Make writing meaningful and fun again (for teachers and students) Teacher Evaluations. Promoting […]

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 […]