4 Questions for School Leaders Planning for 2021-2022

The COVID-19 pandemic forced school leaders to question the habits and assumptions that contribute toward our leadership styles. Challenges that never seemed urgent before suddenly became critical: How do we serve all students equitably through virtual-only instruction? How can we forge active partnerships with caregivers at home? What role do social and emotional supports play in student achievement? As school leaders prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we must consider how our old leadership styles need to evolve to meet…

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Why Do Schools Need to Hire a Racially Diverse Teaching Staff?

As part of the recent “Black Lives Matter at School” movement, we’ve seen many opinion pieces published about why various educators believe schools need better representation of people of color among their teaching staff. But is there any evidence that having a racially diverse group of teachers actually benefits students? Let’s take a look at how race impacts student achievement, and how your school can develop a racially and ethnically diverse staff. How does a diverse teaching force affect student…

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