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Questions I Wish I'd Asked When Interviewing for the Principalship

As you prepare to interview for your next school leadership position, Education World's Principal Files team offers advice about questions you might ask when the interviewers invite your participation. Included: Ten principals offer the questions they wished they'd asked. ...




Where Are the Teachers of Color?

GROWING up in the 1970s and ’80s in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Ill., Gladys Marquez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, never once had a Hispanic teacher. Sometimes, when trying to explain to her parents her plans for college — or even why she wanted to play softball or try out for the cheerleading team — she wished she had a mentor who shared her background. ...




Want Better Schools? Hire Better Principals

A few weeks ago, some fellow administrators and I presented to an awesome group of teachers who are preparing to become school admins. A great follow-up question was: “What kinds of questions can I expect in an interview for assistant principal or principal position?”
 
I can speak from my own experience, but I will also share a resource at the end of this post and would love your input!
 
First of all, a little history…or the story of 6 interviews:
 
Interview 1 Although I have participated in over a hundred interviews to hire teachers and staff over the past ten years, I have been interviewed for administrator openings only six times. ...




Educators Call Attention to Racist Stereotypes in Textbooks, Impact on Students

In May, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) invited feedback on a new textbook it had commissioned for a Mexican-American Studies elective offered to the state’s schools. Augustin Loredo, a social studies teacher in Pasadena, TX, downloaded the pdf from the state education web site and paged through the 500 + page document. ...




Student Diversity Is Up But Teachers Are Mostly White

Classrooms are becoming more diverse, but the people leading them remain predominantly white.
 
More than 80 percent of the bachelor's degrees in education awarded during the 2009-10 school year were to non-Latino white students, according to a new study by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). ...




NEA Report: Lack of Teacher Diversity Jeopardizes Student Achievement

When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced several weeks ago that the 2014-2015 school year would signal the first time non-white students represent a majority in America’s public schools, it marked a watershed moment for the country’s increasingly diverse population. ...




Diverse Conversations: Professoriate Still Lacking in Diversity

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, only 16 percent of full-time professors at postsecondary institutions are minorities. That means that 84 percent of those in full-time professorships are White, 60 percent are men and 24 percent are women. ...




Campus Pride Releases New List of Anti-LGBTQ College Campuses

If you are an LGBTQ student evaluating different college options, Campus Pride, a Charlotte-based LGBT advocacy group, would caution you to steer clear of 102 campuses deemed to hold anti-LGBTQ policies.
 
Campus Pride released its first-ever “Shame List” in December 2015, which enumerated the 57 colleges and universities that had requested or received Title IX waivers from the U. ...




Tennessee education collaborative shows need for diverse teachers

s the Tennessee State Board of Education continues to look at boosting the recruitment of a diverse teacher workforce, it also seeks to bolster efforts by statewide groups working to better target diverse teaching candidates.
 
The state board is working toward an October presentation of how to ensure teacher preparation programs are graduating prepared educators and also requiring those colleges and universities recognize the need for diversity, according to Sara Heyburn, state board executive director. ...




Uncommon Schools inspires dozens of new teachers of color to work in Brooklyn

Uncommon Schools inspires dozens of new teachers of color to work in Brooklyn
 

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

 
After spending the last few weeks teaching Summer Academy at Uncommon Schools’ Excellence Girls Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Darriana Howard is hoping to come back to Brooklyn to teach after she finishes her senior year at Bucknell University next year. ...