SuperEval Blog

October is National Bullying Prevention Month — What Do School Leaders Need to Know?

October 15th, 2019

According to StopBullying.gov, around 30% of U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. That means if you were to walk into any classroom in your school right now, up to one-third of the students would tell you that at least once they were the victim of harmful physical or emotional abuse. With already […]

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Make Mental Health a Priority for Staff and Students

October 10th, 2019

Suicide. Bullying. School violence. Devastatingly, as unpleasant as they are to think about, these are things we must consider in today’s educational landscape. According to the Child Mind Institute, of the 74.5 million children in the U.S, approximately 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder. This number is more than the number of […]

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The Six Biggest Challenges Facing Our Schools

August 28th, 2019

Innovations and advancements in technology and culture are expanding opportunities for school districts to advance student education positively in ways never seen before. The tradeoff, however, includes roadblocks and barriers halting progress and complicating efficiencies. Across the nation, the following six trends are placing the most significant strain on public school systems and their leaders. […]

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Do Your Students and Staff Feel Safe at School?

August 13th, 2019

No child or staff member should feel unsafe within the walls of their school, and no parent should feel insecure when saying goodbye to their child at the bus stop. If you remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs1, our most basic needs such as physiological (food, water, and sleep) and safety needs (security and shelter) must […]

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The Six Top Challenges that School Leaders Face

June 4th, 2019

There is a cyclicality in education that is familiar and comforting. The Fall brings the optimism of new classes, the Winter brings the comfort of recurring subjects and principles, and every Summer, students graduate with the promise of a hopeful future. Unfortunately, some continually recurring aspects of the educational system are issues that seem to […]

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Make Student Safety a Priority in Your Schools

May 30th, 2019

Superintendents and other school leaders can prepare an actionable plan that will help to make the safety of our students a priority. Being proactive instead of reactive is paramount to keeping our children, faculty and staff safe. Nobody can predict the unpredictable, but every district leadership team should have a plan in place to keep […]

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Five Habits of Successful Superintendents

February 14th, 2019

Whether you are new to your role as a superintendent or have held your position for over a decade, job success requires continual reflection, learning, and refinement of skills and habits. While every school district is unique, research has shown that some specific qualities and behaviors improve the performance of superintendents, and resultantly, in the […]

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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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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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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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