Student teaching is a difficult job, even in normal times. But completing practice teaching during a pandemic means getting to know students virtually and struggling with the challenges of remote learning. The spring issue of School Leader magazine takes a look at how the next generation of educators is getting clinical experience during a health crisis.

What is the board’s role in a school district’s personnel matters? School Leader includes an article by three NJSBA field service representatives about this topic  — a frequent subject of questions from board members.

NJSBA’s Spring Education Symposium is also spotlighted, with a preview of the session topics that will be covered in the two-day virtual conference to be held May 12 and 13.

The magazine’s special section is on student health and wellness, and includes articles on social-emotional learning and feeding students during a pandemic.

School Leader magazine is published four times a year and is mailed to all members.