Perhaps the biggest reason most teachers have little interest in leading schools is that the vast majority of those who enter the teaching profession do so because they want to work with students, not budgets and regulations.
Fast forward to 2012: Nearly 80 percent of voters know “nothing” or “not much” about Common Core State Standards. Another 14 percent said they knew “some,” and just 7 percent claimed to know “a lot.” In 2010, even before ...
The Common Core's Digital-Literacy Gap Education Week News Unfortunately, the Common Core State Standards and the related ACT Quality Core standards—on which our curriculum is based—come up way short with regards to digital literacy.
"Those seeking to improve schooling through efforts to increase teacher effectiveness and build teacher capacity are realizing that such efforts rely heavily on principal capacity and stability." - Ed Fuller
First, research has shown that high principal turnover often leads to greater teacher turnover, which negatively impacts student achievement. Second, emerging research and theory has found that principal turnover has direct negative effects on student- and school-level achievement. Finally, research suggests that regular principal turnover can lead to teachers not investing in any change efforts and learning to simply “wait [principals] out.”
Overall, the average tenure for a high school principal in Texas is just over three years— the average high school principal will not see her/his first freshman class graduate.
Rapidly turning over principals leads to more problems for the school in terms of greater teacher turnover, greater difficulty in recruiting well-qualified/effective teachers, and increased reluctance of staff to invest in reform strategies. All of these issues ultimately have a negative and long-lasting impact on the school’s achievement profile.
ASCD Launches Free Common Core Resource SiteT.H.E. JournalASCD has launched EduCore, a new, free digital tool to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and literacy.
EdSource TodayPDK/Gallup Poll on Common Core State Standards Caffeinated Thoughts Educators, policy makers and philanthropists have embraced the Common Core State Standards that currently are constructed only for mathematics and English language arts.
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