The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

Leveraging Community Resources to Strengthen Clinical Practice for New Principals: Crisis Management  Join this free webinar Wednesday, May 16, 3:00–3:45 p.m. EDT.  Teen suicide, school violence, the opioid epidemic, and many other crises are influencing schools in new and devastating ways. School principals are being required to become first responders in a multitude of emergency situations. Panelists for this webinar will discuss critical response protocols and communication pitfalls.

How Schools Will Attract Minority Educators  When Jonathan Williams walks through the doors of his old elementary school, he says the students know his name. And for some children, Jonathan is one of the few role models they have in school who looks like them. (Belleville News-Democrat)

Opinion: We Need School Discipline Reform But We Also Need to Protect Teachers  A Chicago Public Schools educators discusses the importance of balance in school discipline reform. (Education Post)

School Leadership and School Improvement  Please join New Leaders and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) from 3–4 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 3 for “School Leadership and School Improvement,” a webinar designed in collaboration with the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Partnership Grant Community of Practice.

50-State Comparison: School Leader Certification and Preparation Programs  Among school-related factors, research shows that school leadership has one of the greatest impacts on student learning. States have developed policies, grounded in school leadership standards, to strengthen and increase the number of quality school leaders through traditional and alternative routes to preparation and certification. This new 50-State Comparison includes four data points for preparation and three for certification and licensure. Explore how your state and others approach specific school leadership policies.