SuperEval Blog

How School Leaders Can Help Improve Graduation Rates

January 8th, 2019

In 2018, Richmond Public Schools had the lowest graduation rate in Virginia. Data showed that 75% of seniors graduated — a rate 16 percentage points below the state average. Despite the less than ideal results, Superintendent Jason Kamras said in a statement, “This data is not a reflection of our students’ abilities. It’s a reflection […]

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Five Steps to Create a Goal-Aligned District

December 13th, 2018

Every leader knows that setting goals is an easier process than achieving them. If you are like most superintendents, you and your board probably ended the previous school year evaluating your district’s achievements, identifying opportunities for improvement, and setting measurable, obtainable goals for the coming year. 365 days should be enough time to achieve your […]

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Recess is Best: The Social, Physical, and Emotional Benefits of Unstructured Play

November 16th, 2018

The daily routine of a recess break has been a core component of the academic classroom for generations. Travel back in time a century, and you would encounter teachers who allowed their students to run and play outside as a way to give them a physical and mental break from academic lessons and let them […]

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Outside the Lunch Box: Innovative Ways School Districts Are Reinventing Their School Lunch Programs

October 22nd, 2018

Last week was National School Lunch Week. This year’s theme was “School Lunch: Lots 2 Love”, which was designed to help students and school nutrition professionals connect and share what each loves most about school lunch with parents, school officials, the media and the general public.”1 The recognition of National School Lunch week prompted us […]

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How to Keep Your Best Teachers: Proven Strategies for School Leaders

October 16th, 2018

The best teachers enable the best student outcomes. This fact is not a surprise to school leaders who know all too well the value their most effective teachers bring to their schools and their students. To keep your best educators, you may already be focusing on several factors routinely associated with teacher job satisfaction, such […]

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SuperEval Teams Up With NYSSBA to Deliver Online Leadership Evaluations

October 16th, 2018

We are proud to announce a new collaboration with the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) to offer NYSSBA’s leadership evaluation tools online for the very first time. SuperEval facilitates online evaluations for school leaders that help advance annual district goals and promotes continuous improvement and learning. Through a collaborative and evidence-based evaluation process, […]

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Addressing the Substitute Teacher Shortage

September 19th, 2018

According to the AASA, The School Superintendents Association, “the shortage of substitute teachers, both in quantity and quality, across the country has never been more severe.”1 In New York State, Niagara Falls Superintendent Mark Laurrie said, “I’ve never seen a substitute shortage in my 35 years in education look like this—ever.”2 Many school districts across […]

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Five Steps to Help You Manage Your School’s Online Reputation

August 31st, 2018

With each passing year, it becomes increasingly difficult to find either an adult or an adolescent, who does not use any social media platforms. According to recent studies by the Pew Research Center, 68 percent of adults report that they are Facebook users, and roughly three-quarters of them access the platform daily.1 For parents, Facebook […]

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Alleviate Teacher Stress This School Year

August 24th, 2018

Your Teachers are More Stressed Than Ever Before: How Can You Help Them This School Year? There are a critical number of people who rely on teachers. Students depend on them to teach educational and life lessons, parents depend on them to guide their child’s academic experience and serve as a lifeline between their child […]

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Five Habits of Successful Principals: What Separates Good from Great?

August 7th, 2018

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”1 Not only do we see the role our education system plays on building the future leaders of America, but it reminds us that even individuals who serve in leadership roles—such as our principals—must never stop learning either. Continual education leads to […]

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