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December 17, 2014

Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.

December 08, 2014

New York City Principals and City Agree to New Contract

The nine-year deal will offer financial incentives to principals who take assignments in struggling schools and provide bonuses to principals who coach and advise their peers.

December 03, 2014

Principals' Group Rejects Use of 'Value-Added' Measures For Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says that "Value-Added Measurements" should not be used to make decisions regarding retention, firing and compensation for principals and teachers.

November 10, 2014

Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept. Team Experience a Day on the Job With Principals

The goal of the Education Department's principal shadowing program is to help those who make K-12 policy better understand the real-world impacts on schools and the principals who oversee them.

November 05, 2014

Principal Turnover Takes Costly Toll on Students and Districts, Report Says

The report examines the financial costs to students and districts caused by high rates of principal turnover and ways to improve retention of school leaders.

October 22, 2014

Urban Educators' Conference to Focus on Testing, Common Core, and ELLs

The 58th annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools will tackle the most pressing challenges facing urban school district leaders.

October 09, 2014

Deadline Approaching to Contribute to New School Leaders' Standards

The standards—updated for the first time in six years—help guide preparation, training, and evaluation for principals, as well as state policy related to school leaders.

October 07, 2014

Florida High School Leader Named National Principal of the Year

Jayne Ellspermann, a high school principal in Ocala, Fla. who fosters a personalized learning culture and college access for students, is being honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

September 16, 2014

New Tool to Help School Districts Strengthen Principal Coaching

The New York City Leadership Academy has designed an internal review process that districts can use to judge the strengths and weaknesses of coaching and mentoring programs for principals.

July 30, 2014

Maryland Launches Academy to Help Assistant Principals Become Principals

The Governor's Aspiring Principals Academy is a yearlong program that includes in-person meetings along with online coaching, mentoring, and networking for 48 assistant principals, vice principals, and other school leaders.

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