School principals recognize their unique positions as digital evangelists and are evolving to lead their schools into a new era of learning, according to new data on school leadership.

New data from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up survey, packaged in a report along with Blackboard, shows that the "new" school principal has skills and values that "inherently emphasize the importance of personalized learning and effective school-to-home communications."

This new approach, dubbed the "New Learning Leader," means principals embody the roles of both instructional leader and digital evangelist. They support new approaches to online and digital learning and they value technology's...

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura