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Teachers and Leaders

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Filling the Educator Pipeline

Educator shortages and the lack of diversity in the teacher workforce are growing concerns for state leaders across the United States. Earlier this spring, NASBE published an analysis highlighting state efforts in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina to increase educator diversity. Join NASBE on Wednesday, August 25, as we discuss “filling the educator pipeline” […]

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Principal Impact: Exploring New Research and Policy Implications

Join NASBE as we explore the findings from this important research with the authors and have a conversation about preparing and supporting a high-quality principal workforce and the implications for state policymakers.

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Power of the Question

Five Questions to Ask about School Staff Wellness in the Wake of COVID-19

The pandemic increased educator stress and burnout. Here are five questions state board members can ask to engage their state around staff wellness.

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The Standard - Article

Moving toward Competency-Based Professional Learning

Microcredentials embedded in effective learning systems can promote teacher growth, advancement, and retention.

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Partner Resource

The Role of Assistant Principals: Evidence and Insights for Advancing School Leadership

​​​​​​​​​​​The number of assistant principals has grown markedly in recent years, and with reconsideration, the AP role could do more to help foster educational equity, school improvement and principal effectiveness, according to a new synthesis of research commissioned by The Wallace Foundation.

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Partner Resource

How Principals Affect Students and Schools: A Systematic Synthesis of Two Decades of Research

Commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, this groundbreaking synthesis of research on school principals finds that effective principals have positive impacts on student achievement and attendance, as well as teacher satisfaction and retention.

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State Innovations

State Boards Seek Increased Educator Diversity

This NASBE analysis highlights four states—Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina—that have taken significant steps to increase educator diversity.

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Press Release

Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and North Carolina Take Steps to Increase Educator Diversity

Alexandria, VA – Over half of U.S. public school students are nonwhite, yet only 8 percent of teachers and school leaders are people of color. Black and Latino students are more likely to be academically successful, graduate from high school, and attend college when they are being taught by educators who look like them. A […]

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How State Leaders Can Support Staff Wellness during COVID

Webinar series exploring staff wellness during the pandemic.

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