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Introducing Building Ranks™. This actionable framework and its product suite help you tailor your practice to achieve a dynamic community of care and learning. Building Ranks provides a common understanding of what school leaders must know and do to translate educational leadership standards into day-to-day practice.

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School of Thought Blog

How Core Values Shape Our School Culture and Ultimately Influence Student Success

14 January 2021

This school year has presented more challenges than ever before. As leaders, we are charged with keeping it all together at the schoolhouse—while at the same time, as individuals, we are in need of support and self-care due to the uncertainty and unrest that surround us. How, with all that we have going on this […]

Lead Like a Conductor: Lessons Learned as a Middle Level Band Director

12 January 2021

Beginning band was an exciting time for my middle level students. For many, it was the first time receiving musical instruction, playing an instrument, reading music, and working collaboratively to create art. This experience led students through a journey of learning, challenges, excitement, frustration, determination, and euphoria. A conductor depends upon those they lead—if they […]

Reframing the Middle Level Conversation on Postsecondary Readiness

7 January 2021

We are firmly within the 21st century, yet we still use phrases such as “21st-century skills” and “college and career readiness.” As leaders, it is high time that we refocus our vernacular to reframe the conversation around how we prepare students for the world. We have seen many examples of professional learning and topics related […]

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Outstanding Student Leadership Programs

Since 1921, NASSP has been committed to the ongoing development of student leaders through its NHS, NJHS, NEHS, and NatStuCo programs.

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Building Ranks™: Educational Leadership in Practice

School leaders are faced with increasingly complex requirements to meet the needs of each child and adult in their learning communities. Building Ranks™ supports school leaders by defining the “what” and “why” of effective school leadership. Based on two critical domains, Building Culture and Leading Learning, the framework targets 15 leadership dimensions. Grounded in best practices and proven research, Building Ranks is aligned with the NPBEA’s PSEL and NELP standards and serves as the framework on educational leadership.

Building Ranks is brought to life by the aligned Educational Leadership Product Suite:

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Upcoming Events

Student Agency: Creativity Lab

January 28, 2021 ET

About Cedar Crest Middle School Location: Lebanon, PA Setting: Suburban Lunches: 38% Grades: 6–8 Size: 1,225 Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live January 28, 9:30 a.m. (ET) REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat TBD

Mental Health Awareness

February 17, 2021 ET

About Sarah Pyle Academy Location: Location: Setting: TBD Lunches: TBD Grades: TBD Size: TBD Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live February 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat TBD

Access and Accommodations: Reimagining Places and Spaces for Students and Staff

March 17, 2021 ET

About Independence Nontraditional School Location: Manassas, VA Setting: TBD Lunches: 70% free and reduced-price meals Grades: K–12 Size: 1,000 students, 142 staff Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live March 17, 1:00 p.m. (ET) REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat March 21, 2021

Inquiry as a Caring Act

April 12, 2021 ET

About Science Leadership Academy Location: Philadelphia, PA Setting: Urban Lunches: 47% Free / Reduced Grades: 9-12 Size: 504 Students; 27 Staff Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live April 12, 2021; Time TBD REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat TBD

Passing the Mic: Student-Led PD Day at Fulton Middle School

May 14, 2021 ET

About Fulton Middle School Location: Fulton, MO Setting: Rural Lunches: 60% free and reduced-price lunch Grades: 6–8 Size: 565 students; 42 staff Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live May 14, 11:00 a.m (ET) REGISTER NOW Pau Hana Webchat TBD