NASSP Names 2019 Digital Principals of the Year

Reston, VA – The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) today named Beth Houf, Chris Lehmann, and Allison Persad as the 2019 Digital Principals of the Year (DPOY). Each of these principals exhibit bold, creative leadership in their drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals. Beth Houf (@BethHouf), Fulton… Continue reading NASSP Names 2019 Digital Principals of the Year

Saying No to Learned Helplessness

Here’s the story of one school that was doing “everything” right but losing momentum. As an educator, coach, and consultant at CT3—an organization that provides professional development and teacher coaching strategies—I have traveled the country working side by side with principals who are passionate about improving their schools. To support these administrators and their tireless… Continue reading Saying No to Learned Helplessness

Denver Teachers Strike Comes to an End

Denver’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a record-setting, all-night bargaining session produced a new compensation. Denver educators described empowerment, fatigue, relief, and in some cases residual frustration.

Frustrated with Texas school finance? This is how revolutions start.

In Texas, everything’s big…even frustration with school finance. Governor Abbot has educational funding in his sights – so much so that he’s declared a state of emergency for education! “Our mission begins with our students,” Abbott said concerning his legislative priorities. He cites two stats: only 40 percent of third-graders are reading at grade level… Continue reading Frustrated with Texas school finance? This is how revolutions start.

Far-Reaching Deal , McGraw-Hill and Open Educational Resources

What Are Open Educational Resources? Open educational resources (OER) are open and free instructional materials not restricted by licensing. Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. There is no universal usage of open file formats in OER. McGraw-Hill… Continue reading Far-Reaching Deal , McGraw-Hill and Open Educational Resources

Isolation and Leadership Coaching

First published in NASSP’s Advocacy Agenda: December 2018 Research tells us that school leaders influence student learning, the strength of the teachers, and the health of the school environment. And it is the principal who bears the responsibility for leading a school team through the difficult process of turning around a low-performing school. What research often… Continue reading Isolation and Leadership Coaching

New National Poll Shows Voters Want Congress to Act on Early Childhood Education

ffyf.org – According to a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability to pass meaningful legislation supporting early childhood education. [one_third_first][/one_third_first][one_third] Regardless of party, the polls are in: voters want #ece investments, improvements, and increases. The majority rules, it’s time… Continue reading New National Poll Shows Voters Want Congress to Act on Early Childhood Education

Data, Culture, and Teacher Leaders

Originally posted in https://www.nassp.org/2018/12/01/role-call-december-2018/ Gunston Middle School is a school in northern Virginia with more than 60 different nationalities and more than 30 different home languages represented within the student body. We were a school that celebrated rich diversity, but we did not equitably educate all students for high levels of success. Gunston had a history… Continue reading Data, Culture, and Teacher Leaders