SuperEval Blog

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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Leadership Lessons from the Thai Cave Rescue

July 24th, 2018

On July 10, 2018, a collective sigh of relief was heard around the world as 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave in Thailand, where they had been trapped for 18 days. The international rescue effort brought engineers, divers, doctors, volunteers and countless others together from all over the world in […]

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New York State Education News: School Safety

July 9th, 2018

School safety is a critical topic that will shape dialogue and policy in the 2018/2019 school year. What follows is a summary of news stories that superintendents across the State of New York should be monitoring as they strategically assess program goals and districtwide initiatives for the coming school year. New York State Comptroller to […]

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New York State Education News: Educator Evaluations and Student Test Scores

June 21st, 2018

Educator evaluations and student test scores is a critical topic that will shape dialogue in the 2018/2019 school year. What follows is a summary of news stories that school administrators across the State of New York should be monitoring as they strategically assess program goals and districtwide initiatives for the coming school year. New York […]

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Leadership Goal Setting for School Improvement

June 12th, 2018

The most successful leaders know that the quest for improvement never ends. When it comes to the critical role of educating youth and preparing them to become the next generation of innovators, protectors, and community stewards, school districts need leaders who are not just visionaries, but who know how to continually raise standards, implement changes, […]

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The Home-School Connection: Part II

May 21st, 2018

Building Blocks to Improve the Relationship Between Schools and Families In Part I of our Home-School Connection Series we discussed many different benefits of family engagement for students, parents, teachers and administrators. If you’re left wondering, “how can I help to foster a culture of increased family engagement,” read on. It Takes a Village In […]

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The Home-School Connection: Part I

May 21st, 2018

Family Engagement and the Success of Today’s Students Parent engagement in the education of their children is crucial to the success of today’s students. Consider these findings: According to A New Wave of Evidence, a report from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, “when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to […]

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