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Together, We Are Stronger

This National Principals Month, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your strength and stamina in these tumultuous and uncertain times. From the pandemic to politics, there’s no doubt that being a principal has become increasingly challenging these past few years.

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“I Can Promise You Right Now We Will Listen”

The stoic sheep presided above the fray in her latest regalia as down below old friends and new ones broke into intense discussions about the state of education. While it might be a strange sight to outsiders, the woolly mascot “Betsy the Sheep” is a familiar friend to members of Region 7, NASSP’s western affiliates. […]

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Melanie Rush

Five Easy Service Project Ideas for Your NHS Chapter

As advisers it is our main job to hold our National Honor Society (NHS) chapter members to the four pillars: leadership, scholarship, character, and service. This time of year, you may be looking for easy service projects to address that last pillar. I can help! I have been an NHS adviser for over 15 years […]

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News Accounts Tell the Stories Behind NASSP Survey Findings

In August, NASSP released results from the NASSP Survey of America’s School Leaders and High School Students. Designed by school leaders and students, this nationally representative survey explores their opinions on the challenges of leading and learning at school as well as their thoughts on mental health, school safety, and how to better meet the […]

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Arnold C. Cox

Still Learning from a Long Career in Education

After being an educator in Alabama for more than 30 years, mostly working with students of color from low-income families, I decided I wanted to share what I’ve learned over all those years with school leaders who work in similar settings. By this time next year, I should have finished my research for a doctorate […]

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day, a holiday observed every August 26 to commemorate women’s suffrage in the United States. In honor of this day, which also celebrates the challenges women from all walks of life have faced in their struggles for equality and freedom from discrimination, we are re-upping this post from March. Here’s to […]

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New Guide Helps School Leaders Who Experience Gun Violence

Twenty-three years ago, 13 people were killed at Columbine High School in one of the first mass school shootings in the United States. Since then, there have been at least 943 incidents of gunfire on school grounds that have resulted in 321 deaths and 652 injuries.

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A Summer Syllabus for School Leaders

For school leaders, summer is the time to relax, recharge, and read. Here, we share our top five picks from the “Syllabus” section of Principal Leadership. Items include books about timely topics in education as well as podcasts that are worth a listen. Be sure to check out new “Syllabus” selections in the September issue […]

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Dr. Crechena Wise

Social Media Is Essential for Communicating with Students

I have always thought of social media as a place for schools to post school information and archive great memories of student achievement and activities. Like many districts, in recent years, my district has received online threats, and inaccurate information has spread on social media about things allegedly happening in our buildings. Sadly, I have […]

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