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Frustrating, exhausting but worth it: School principals describe their jobs during the pandemic

Original post made on Feb 3, 2022

Between ever-changing COVID-19 guidance, teacher shortages and students' escalating mental health needs, these are extraordinarily stressful times for California's school principals.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 3, 2022, 1:43 PM


Posted by Nora S.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm

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Hmm, I guess the journalists couldn't persuade any of the MVWSD principals to speak on the record? Wonder why not? Might they be worried about retaliation from district administration?

Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of North Bayshore
on Feb 4, 2022 at 8:34 am

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Hello @Nora, MV-Voice (and the PA Weekly) started republishing EdSource education stories. EdSource that cover statewide education, and are statewide or Bay Area-wide reporters, so while sometimes they talk to local educators, it's rare given their statewide audience.

Posted by Nora S.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm

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Thanks for this helpful clarification, @ Christopher Chiang.
Nevertheless, I'd still like to see the occasional interview of MVWSD teachers and principals in the newspaper. The staff of this district seem unnaturally reluctant to go on the record here or at school board meetings. I find that troubling. Teachers often have very helpful insights into issues that the district is grappling with. We should actively seek out their opinions.