Want big advances from students and schools? Invest in principals, says new research

School principals, who rank second only to teachers in influencing how well students learn in school, matter even more than previously believed, according to major new research. In fact, replacing a below-average principal with an above-average one will result in an additional three months of learning in math and reading annually for the average student, […]


DeBlasio and Farina Meet Principals

DeBlasio and Fariña Meet Principals Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Fariña met with Principals at Brooklyn Tech High School. Chirlane DeBlasio introduced her husband, speaking about the importance of making students aware of their choices. The Mayor spoke about his Pre-k and after-school plan, and set the tone for his administration’s stance on schools: “I’ll say it […]