Earlier this month, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) released the second brief in the Leaders We Need Now (LWNN) research series titled Evolution of the Principalship: Leaders Explain How the Profession Is Changing Through a Most Difficult Year. The brief reveals that in 2020–21, principals’ work priorities shifted in response to the new challenges caused by the pandemic, and principals took on new responsibilities in community-wide crisis management and social media communications. The second brief, Evolution of the Principalship, is available here. You can also access the Leaders We Need executive summary and the first brief in the series, Leaders in the Tumult.
Related, the Wallace Foundation shared a new guide for school district leaders on leveraging federal sources to fund principal pipelines.
Finally, U.S. Education Secretary Cardona penned this letter describing strategies for addressing teacher and staff shortages that can be funded through ARP ESSER.
Memos to be released today:
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Have a blessed holiday break.