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The policies, legislation and laws impacting principals – from Congress, to state capitols, to local school boards.

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The policies, legislation and laws impacting principals – from Congress, to state capitols, to local school boards.

    Principals’ Professional Learning: Current Status and Future Needs

    Principals’ Professional Learning: Current Status and Future Needs

    NAESP recently teamed up with the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) to conduct a national principal study surveying 1,000 principals to learn more about their access to high-quality professional development opportunities. The report had some key findings, including that few principals had participated in authentic learning opportunities (e.g., applied learning experiences, mentors and coaches, and networking with colleagues) despite the literature affirming that these authentic, job-embedded learning opportunities are associated with positive student outcomes.


    In this edition of the NAESP Advocacy Podcast, Caitlin Scott, Research Director for LPI, and Stephanie Levin, Research Manager for LPI, join to discuss the report and its implications for the principal profession going forward.


    Guests:
    Caitlin Scott, Research Director, Learning Policy Institute
    Stephanie Levin, Research Manager, Learning Policy Institute

    • 53 min
    The 2020 Election

    The 2020 Election

    In this edition of the NAESP HQ podcast, NAESP Executive Director L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, and President of the Education Commission of the States Jeremy Anderson discuss the upcoming 2020 election, specifically changes in state education leadership.

    • 8 min
    CARES Act

    CARES Act

    In this episode of NAESP HQ, NAESP Executive Director L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, speaks with NAESP Associate Executive Director of Advocacy and Policy Danny Carlson about the impact of the CARES Act on K-12 schools, and how principals can use their voices to guide funding decisions.

    • 10 min
    Building Principal Pipelines

    Building Principal Pipelines

    In this episode, we talk with Damaries Blondonville and Dr. Melissa Ellis from Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) about their work with the Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative. The conversation keys in on how PGCPS has developed and grown a high-impact principal pipeline that intentionally recruits, develops, and supports principals across the county.


    Recommended Reading:


    Sustaining a Principal Pipeline

    Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools

    • 48 min
    Early Education Leadership: How Principals Can Support Early Learning

    Early Education Leadership: How Principals Can Support Early Learning

    Principals play a critical role in supporting a seamless continuum of learning for children across pre-k through the third grade. To do this, they must support transitions from pre-k settings to elementary schools, as well as support developmentally appropriate teaching. In this episode, we speak with Laura Bornfreund and Abbie Lieberman from New America to discuss the importance of the principal in supporting early education and why so few school leaders are equipped to meet these challenges.

    • 37 min
    The Research Angle: Which Principal Policies Work?

    The Research Angle: Which Principal Policies Work?

    American Institute for Research (AIR) researchers Dr. Matthew Clifford and Dr. Cortney Rowland join this episode to discuss what research shows works to effectively recruit and prepare principals and what professional development they need to be successful.


    Resources Referenced in this Episode:


    Principal Professional Development: New Opportunities for a Renewed State Focus – http://bit.ly/2JZKbqd


    Supporting Principals’ Learning: Key Features of Effective Programs – http://bit.ly/2Ym5LhB


    A Framework for Principal Talent Management – http://bit.ly/30Vnjil


    Principal Talent Management According to the Evidence: A Review of the Literature – http://bit.ly/2ycpe5C


    Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools – http://bit.ly/32Phvc0


    Sustaining a Principal Pipeline – http://bit.ly/2K2MGb0

    • 51 min

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