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What the Research Shows

Read the latest research behind the learning module: Student Voices in the Hallways. Bottoms, Gene & Fry, Betty. (2009). The district leadership challenge: Empowering principals to improve teaching and learning. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board. Download the article: The district leadership challenge(.PDF/3MB) College Board & Business Innovation Factory. (2010). The Educational Experience of Young […]

Module 4 Resources

T. Aberli, S. Clark, and A. Eckes, “New Guidance on Transgender Access Issues in Schools,” Principal Leadership, November 2016, 56. “Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Secondary School Leader,” Achieve, College Summit, NAESP, and NASSP, 2012. Rhonda Barton and Rob Larson, “Leadership for Equity,” Principal’s Research Review, March 2012. “AP Potential,” […]

What the Research Shows

Read the latest research behind the learning module: Building an Inclusive School Culture. Bridgeland, John & Bruce, Mary. (2012). 2012 National Survey of School Counselors True North: Charting the Course to College and Career Readiness. New York, NY: College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and The College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy. Download […]

Activity 6: What Keeps You Up at Night?

Activities for Collaborative Staff Conversations This activity is designed as a series of collaborative conversations for school leadership team members (administrative, grade level, steering, instructional, etc.) to improve their practice in resolving complex problems by using appropriate and legal actions. In doing so, school leaders/administrators use informed judgment to resolve the issues that affect 21st-century […]

February 2018 Legal Matters

Consider the following hypothetical situation: A school principal in a public school district receives multiple requests from elementary school parents to not place their child with an openly gay teacher when class assignments are made for the fall. Other parents have voiced religious objections to having their child taught by a gay teacher. When the […]

September 2016 Legal Matters

Student clubs often meet in public secondary schools across the country. While most clubs do not cause controversies, some have occasionally raised concerns. Sometimes when student clubs are denied access in public schools, it can lead to litigation. To illustrate, a high school student in Nevada wanted to start an anti-abortion club, but was not […]

Transgender Issues Out of the Shadows

Transgender issues have long been in the shadows of society—and in schools. But that’s not true any longer. Today, transgender students are demanding rights previously denied them, and schools are adjusting—some with more ease than others. In my district in Boulder, CO, a committed group collaborated to come up with a list of solid policies and […]

November 2016 Advocacy Agenda

Over the course of the presidential campaign, K–12 education continued to be one of the lesser-discussed issues by the candidates themselves. However, at press time, we started to get a better idea of what the federal education policy landscape would look like under each candidate based on their selections for vice president, as well as […]

Leadership Training: Principals need state-of-the-art training to help teachers, direct staff, and keep up with technology

Principals must be leaders. As in any industry, some leaders seem to innately possess the requisite skills and abilities to lead. However, all principals need leadership training to hone those skills and address new challenges. We convened a roundtable in November with principals and administrators familiar with leadership training, including Marilyn Boerke, former NASSP board […]

February 2017 Viewpoint

Since the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded the legal definition of marriage to include women marrying women and men marrying men, issues surrounding inclusion, social justice, and workplace rights have challenged the status quo in schools. Many LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) teachers are reluctant to open their closet doors. However, the […]