Many of the administrative demands of the past few years will carry over, says David Chapin, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Educational Administration, and former superintendent of East Lansing Public Schools.
predicts superintendents and principals will focus more on directing instruction and using formative assessment data to drive class work.
"There is a lot of pressure about high-stakes testing, teacher evaluations, teacher effectiveness, the Common Core and funding issues," Chapin
Negative public perception, funding problems and turbulent negotiations with unions discourage people from teaching, Chapin
"We have to become less reactive to the politics surrounding education and more proactive in improving learning for our students," he