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  • The number one factor in student success? Relationships with teachers

    The number one factor in student success? Relationships with teachers

    The one factor that surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school.

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  • Agents of change: Successfully building relationships and managing change creates a positive learning space

    Agents of change: Successfully building relationships and managing change creates a positive learning space

    Successfully building relationships and managing change creates a positive learning space.

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  • The FBI and Secret Service's new guidance on school violence and active shooters

    The FBI and Secret Service's new guidance on school violence and active shooters

    The organizations have released two important documents that offer insight into pre-attack behavior of shooters and advice to help prevent targeted school violence through the use of threat assessment

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  • A team approach to hiring teachers

    A team approach to hiring teachers

    Finding—and keeping—the best teachers is one of a principal’s top responsibilities. Establishing methods to maximize the hiring process will help you find the best fit.

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  • Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings

    Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court ruling that school-sponsored prayer, Bible readings and proselytizing at school board meetings are unconstitutional.

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  • Smoke and ash safety webinar August 10th

    Smoke and ash safety webinar August 10th

    A number of state departments are co-hosting a webinar on smoke and ash safety.

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  • Principals: Build school culture through teacher leadership

    Principals: Build school culture through teacher leadership

    Principals serve as lead culture builders who design school communities through effective forms of teacher leadership.

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  • 10 tips to know before signing a superintendent contract

    10 tips to know before signing a superintendent contract

    We asked our experts to list the 10 most important tips to strongly consider before signing a contract.

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  • A crisis at hyperspeed through the eyes of a Superintendent

    A crisis at hyperspeed through the eyes of a Superintendent

    “During a crisis, you’re moving at hyperspeed,” said Rick Fitzpatrick, Superintendent of Corning Unified Elementary School District. “Every second matters when it comes to protecting innocent lives.”

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  • 6 tips to motivate principals to write

    6 tips to motivate principals to write

    Writing is a long process, but with the right information and resources you can push forward and complete your very own published masterpiece.

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  • Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators

    Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators

    Why cultural representation matters—and how principals and administrators can build a diverse pipeline.

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  • Combatting summer learning loss

    Combatting summer learning loss

    What can principals and teachers do now to plan for the prevention of summer learning loss and hit the ground running on the first day of school?

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  • 5 ways for leaders to get more out of conferences

    5 ways for leaders to get more out of conferences

    How to maximize your participation, join the conversation, meet more people, and post-conference tips. We hope to see you at ACSA Leadership Summit 2018.

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  • 4 essential skills for media literacy

    4 essential skills for media literacy

    Media impacts every aspect of our lives, specifically affecting how we relate to, learn about, and interact with the people around us.

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  • California passes groundbreaking data privacy law with an expansion of consumers’ privacy rights

    California passes groundbreaking data privacy law with an expansion of consumers’ privacy rights

    The CCPA introduces significant changes to existing privacy law and will force many companies to change the way that they do business in California.

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  • New law squeezes local ballot measures for bonds

    New law squeezes local ballot measures for bonds

    A new law will require local public agencies to include additional information in summary statements for local ballot measures that raise taxes, including district general obligation bond measures.

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  • Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures

    Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures

    State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the UCP.

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  • FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy

    FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy

    On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex to treat two types of pediatric epilepsy.

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  • School success takes a community

    School success takes a community

    The purpose of this case study is to explore how engaging the community can help bring visible results to the school in the form of student achievement, wellness and school pride.

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  • What’s the difference? Criterion-referenced tests vs. norm-referenced tests

    What’s the difference? Criterion-referenced tests vs. norm-referenced tests

    With criterion-referenced tests, each person’s performance is compared directly to the standard, without considering how other students perform on the test.

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