Evans and Eason

A Community Pushes for School Upgrades, Together

Paul Robeson High School for Human Services is a small school in West Philadelphia that, like many others in cities across the country, is housed in a building with inadequate air conditioning that makes it almost impossible to teach and learn because of excess heat in the warmer months. By next school year, however, Robeson […]

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Five Highlights from Trailblazing Leadership Week

A week of leadership, learning, and recognition for dedicated school and student leaders ends today. Here we share some of the experiences that made them feel seen and heard as they were honored for blazing trails in education.

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Beth Houf

Pausing to Reflect on a Stressful School Year

At the end of 2021, Beth Houf wrote about the extremely challenging school year she and her school leader colleagues faced across the country. Her reflections were posted on the blog of the Albert Shanker Institute, and we are sharing them here. Besides reminding principals and assistant principals that they are not alone in this […]

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NHS and NJHS Logos

NJHS and NHS Chapters Give Back

This holiday season, students from across the country are coming together to spread festive cheer through service! Get inspired by:

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Kim Carpentino

Mask Mandate Brings an Unfortunate Level of Anger and Disrespect

In the 17 years I’ve been an administrator in the Derry, NH, school district, we’ve had plenty of controversies. We’ve had school board meetings where members of the public come and share their opinions and disagree. But I’ve never seen people at those meetings being disrespectful—until now.

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Elizabeth Brown

Expect the Unexpected as Schools Navigate the New Normal

At my school in Florida, we’re in our second year of being back in person. Things are very different this year—masks are not required for students and staff, we can hold more athletic events and school activities, and we don’t have to worry about students staying six feet apart; they can now work together in […]

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