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School of Thought Blog
24 November 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has taught us all a lot, including a greater appreciation for the little things, like Netflix. With this new appreciation, I came across a TV series I may have skipped over pre-COVID: “Cobra Kai.” It might sound vaguely familiar to any of us old enough to remember the iconic 1984 movie “Karate […]
19 November 2020
As the dust from the election continues to settle, many in Congress have begun to turn their attention back to addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on schools. There is renewed hope for a new COVID-19 relief package following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent call for legislation to be passed before […]
18 November 2020
Every year during National Principals Month (NPM), NASSP encourages principals to host “shadowing visits” with members of Congress, state and local elected officials, and other community leaders. Shadowing visits are a key part of our advocacy strategy for one simple reason: they work. We’ve seen time and again the transformative impact that getting a lawmaker […]
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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:
- Building Ranks™: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective School Leaders
- What the Research Shows: Building Ranks™ in Action
- Interactive, customizable workshops led by expert instructors
- Diagnostic of Educational Leadership Practice
- School Culture Survey
- Educational 360º Survey
December 8, 2020 ET
About Howard University Middle School Location: Washington, D.C. Setting: Urban Lunches: 71% economically disadvantaged Grades: 6–8 Size: 294 students, 25 teachers Read the Blog Coming soon! Live Virtual Tour Watch Live December 8, 10:00 a.m. (ET) Pau Hana Networking Session TBD
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) Pau Hana Networking Session TBD
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; Time TBD Pau Hana Networking Session TBD
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) Pau Hana Networking Session March 21, 2021
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 in April; Date and Time TBD Pau Hana Networking Session TBD