Monthly Archives: February 2010

Education World � Administrators Center: Principal Podcasts Get to the Point

Education World � Administrators Center: Principal Podcasts Get to the Point.

I started a podcast (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/66902) but have not really kept it up. I think it can be an important tool but I have to figure out how…

Education Week: What Is 'Excellence for All'?

Education Week: What Is ‘Excellence for All’?.

While there are some good points made in this article, and the author aknowledges as much, the issue is that, historically, it is the children of the poor and color who get tracked into “having the choice of not going to college.”  Does everybody need to be college ready? Yes. Does everybody have to go to college? No. The decision of going to college should be that of the individual; it should be the role of  the institution to prepare the student for college so the student can make a reasoned decision; not one that was decided upon him or her.

New Plan Will Let High Schoolers Graduate Early – NYTimes.com

New Plan Will Let High Schoolers Graduate Early – NYTimes.com. Mastery over effort?

Assistant Principals

Assistant Principals resource from NASSP

Hampstead Middle School ‘ZAPs’ out zeroes – EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Hampstead Middle School ‘ZAPs’ out zeroes – EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA.

 The program doesn’t allow students to take a zero for an assignment they do not complete. Instead, they must finish the assignment during their lunch period or recess, usually supervised by Principal Patricia Grassbaugh or Assistant Principal Owen Harrington.

The Principal Difference: The Teacher Leader: Every Minute Counts – Time, Learning, and Snow

 

The Principal Difference: The Teacher Leader: Every Minute Counts – Time, Learning, and Snow.

 

Some schools rise from mess to model

Some schools rise from mess to model  | ajc.com

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Group criticizes state teacher policies nationwide – Related Stories – ASCD SmartBrief

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