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Story Ideas About Principals to Steal

Don’t forget to check out the recording of five story ideas in our webinar, “Principal Ideas: Stories on School Leaders.”

Those five story ideas were:

  • Managing teachers
  • Managing time
  • Using data to lead a school well
  • Principal turnover
  • And finally, following a principal for a year, including how much time it takes, as well as some suggestions from our expert, Andy Cole, on questions you should ask about a school and whether it’s well-led.

We also asked reporters to offer us some other story ideas. Here’s a round-up of some ways you can cover principals.

School Districts Struggle to Get Principals to Stay Put, Erin Toner, NPR, Sept. 9, 2013

How to Train and Retain Great Principals in Struggling Urban Schools, Ray Suarez, PBS NewsHour, Aug. 29, 2013

New Principals for At Least 23 District of Columbia Schools, Emma Brown, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2013

Strong Sustained Leadership Key to Success at District School, Emma Brown, Washington Post, Aug. 10, 2013

Schools Try to Hold the Line on Administrative Costs, Linda Trimble and Annie Martin, Dayton Beach News Journal, June 1, 2013

Principal Abruptly Placed on Leave, Nan Austin, Modesto Bee, Jan. 29, 2013

Principals Prove Pivotal Collaboration Key to Schools’ Success, Nan Austin, Modesto Bee, Aug. 27, 2012

Termination of High School Principal Reflects Shifting Priorities i…, Julie Mack, Kalamazoo Gazette, March 6, 2012

Principal Says He Was Forced Out, Julie Mack, Kalamazoo Gazette, March 5, 2012

Half the Day is an In-Out Basket, Catalyst, Oct. 6, 2000


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