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April 16, 2014

John Thompson: Gallup Poll Finds Majority of Teachers "Not Engaged"

The study found that 56% of teachers polled are "not engaged." They may be satisfied with their jobs, but they are not emotionally connected to their schools. Another 13% are "actively disengaged.

April 12, 2014

National Board Votes to End Principal-Certification Program

Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced certification for principals.

March 24, 2014

A Good Turnaround Principal is Hard to Find, Urban Leaders Say

School turnarounds and new policies for school meal programs were among the issues highlighted at urban educators' annual legislative conference in Washington.

March 24, 2014

Shortage of Principals for School Turnarounds, Urban K-12 Leaders Say

School turnarounds and new policies for school meal programs were among the issues highlighted at urban educators' annual legislative conference in Washington.

March 23, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: Chicago School Officials Question Children Who Opt Out: Intimidation?

Chicago Public School officials sank to a new and unprecedented low this week. Children whose parents opted them out of testing were pulled from classrooms and questioned by officials from the district law office without parents' knowledge or consent.

March 20, 2014

Obama to Deliver Commencement Speech at Top High School Principal's Campus

President Obama will be the 2014 commencement speaker at Worcester Technical High School, home of the 2014 MetLife/NASSP Principal of the Year, Sheila Harrity.

March 14, 2014

San Diego Charter Teachers: Bullying Contributed to Death of Colleague

At a San Diego school board meeting on Tuesday, dramatic testimony from teachers and parents uncovered serious questions about the way their charter school has been run.

March 13, 2014

John Thompson: One Sided Hardball in New York Charter Fight

Vicious no-hold-barred competition cannot improve the lives of children. The poison dumped on adult educators always flows down onto the children.

March 12, 2014

Video Report Showcases Strategies Principals Can Use to Develop Teachers

Two education nonprofits that focus on strong school leaders issue multimedia report to give principals a window into what teacher-development strategies could look like in their schools.

March 03, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: Administrator's Pledge on Ethical Treatment of Students Who Opt Out

It is time for administrators to take an ethical stance and make a firm commitment to the fair and kind treatment of children whose parents have opted them out of testing.

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