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Report: How to Grow a Farm Team for Principals

Report: How to Grow a Farm Team for Principals | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Too few educators aspire to the principalship, says Bain & Co., in a new report that lays out some strategies for fixing that problem.
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'Transitional' Courses Catch On as College-Prep Strategy

'Transitional' Courses Catch On as College-Prep Strategy | MASSP News | Scoop.it
With many students entering college ill prepared to succeed, states and districts are increasingly offering transitional coursework for high schoolers who need extra help.
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PISA Results Mislead Taxpayers

PISA Results Mislead Taxpayers | MASSP News | Scoop.it
It's a stretch to believe that tests of international competition predict a country's economic health.
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Poverty must be a factor when considering comparisons of how student achievement. 

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The coming Common Core meltdown

The coming Common Core meltdown | MASSP News | Scoop.it
It's less about the standards themselves than the context in which they were introduced and implemented
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Teacher Quartering: Four Reasons Why Teachers Avoid, or Leave, High Poverty Urban Public Schools

Teacher Quartering: Four Reasons Why Teachers Avoid, or Leave, High Poverty Urban Public Schools | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Introduction Teaching within a high poverty urban public school is challenging, to say the least. Time and again, I hear education policy experts claim that high poverty urban schools don’t have en...

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Emily Lai Yin's curator insight, January 19, 2014 9:47 AM

Even students from some urban schools cannot do well in studies. The reason is because the school does not provide enough equipment for the studenets themselves while suffering under poverty.

i think that while most urban schools are well developed, there are also exceptions in which urban schools do not have the ability tto provide good education for the students.

i wonder why the government of the  urban area is not willing to provide more funds for a better education for the young as doing that will result in having a better future for that area.

 

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The Colorful Principal: Should school be fun?

The Colorful Principal: Should school be fun? | MASSP News | Scoop.it
RT @twhitford: Principals - R U lookin 4 an example of a Weekly Update? maybe a blog 4 your staff? Check out - http://t.co/YUUQudFzRK by @b…
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States Seek to Calm Districts' Common-Core Jitters

States Seek to Calm Districts' Common-Core Jitters | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Officials in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Michigan aim to reassure school districts that common core won't hurt local control, but some are skeptical.
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Momentum Grows Against Zero Tolerance Discipline and High-Stakes Testing

Momentum Grows Against Zero Tolerance Discipline and High-Stakes Testing | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Across the country, resistance is growing against public education's increased dependence on high-stakes standardized testing and on exclusionary discipline, such as suspensions, expulsions, and school-based arrests.
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Not many teachers can be evaluated using state test scores - The Seattle Times (blog)

Not many teachers can be evaluated using state test scores - The Seattle Times (blog) | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Not many teachers can be evaluated using state test scores
The Seattle Times (blog)
There's wide agreement that student learning should be part of teacher and principal evaluations, and that such growth can't be measured by any one test.
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Washington teachers don’t teach grades or subjects that are covered by them..., it’s only about 16 percent.

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Private Schools vs. Public Schools

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When controlling for demographic factors, public schools are doing a better job academically than private schools.
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"the social, cultural, and economic backgrounds of the parents and the community in which the school was located seemed to be the main determinant of variation,..."

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Elementary, RMS principals share school improvement plans - The Rolla Daily News

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Elementary, RMS principals share school improvement plans
The Rolla Daily News
Principals from the three elementary schools and the middle school presented their annual school improvement plans to the Rolla Board of Education Thursday night.
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Patricia A. Hines: Principals’ ratings of R.I. teachers weren't too generous

Patricia A. Hines: Principals’ ratings of R.I. teachers weren't too generous | MASSP News | Scoop.it
The Oct. 12 story “High marks for state teachers come with a caveat” offers the troubling suggestion that the implementation of the educator evaluation system in Rhode Island was compromised by the overly...
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Too Many Tests, Too Little Time: CCSS, RTTT, and Test Corporations

Too Many Tests, Too Little Time: CCSS, RTTT, and Test Corporations | MASSP News | Scoop.it
As long as Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top are in place, state departments of education are a veritable cash machine to which test-making corporations like Pearson have all-too-easy access.
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"I doubt the test-making companies will ever allow themselves to be rendered fully obsolete; as long as CCSS and Race to the Top are in place, state departments of education are a veritable cash machine to which they have all-too-easy access."

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Why Recognizing Emotions Is a School Leadership Necessity

Why Recognizing Emotions Is a School Leadership Necessity | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Principals and other leaders must make tuning into their schools' emotional climates a priority, write Kyle E. Blanchfield and Peter D. Ladd.
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Kansas Bill Would Authorize Harder Spankings by School Personnel

Kansas Bill Would Authorize Harder Spankings by School Personnel | MASSP News | Scoop.it
The bill acknowledges that "redness or bruising may occur on the tender skin of a child as a result" of permitted corporal punishment.
Missouri Secondary Principals's insight:

In the rush to "be like Kansas" will #moleg follow on this one? 

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Great Teachers Don't Always Want to Become Principals

Great Teachers Don't Always Want to Become Principals | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Is there a way for teachers to make more money and advance in their careers without leaving the classroom?

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rthibert's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:08 AM

A propos de nouveaux types de leadership dans les établissements, sans pour autant devenir chef d'établissement. "teacher leadership"

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Common Core Implementation and Teacher Evaluations Systems Are Not Aligned

At the same time, the professional learning supporting these two reform efforts has focused separately on either implementation of educator effectiveness or on Common Core. Principal professional learning, for example, has focused on the mechanics of the evaluation system rather than on the instructional practices aligned to the Common Core; while teacher professional learning on the Common Core too infrequently integrates educator effectiveness components of continuous improvement, content depth, content-specific pedagogy, and goals for educator and student learning.


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High school leaders get a lesson on 'How to be a Better Athlete' - Steamboat Pilot & Today

High school leaders get a lesson on 'How to be a Better Athlete' - Steamboat Pilot & Today | MASSP News | Scoop.it
High school leaders get a lesson on 'How to be a Better Athlete' Steamboat Pilot & Today More than 20 Steamboat Springs High School student-athletes sat in on Underwood's hour-long lecture entitled, “How to be a Better Athlete.” The athletes were...
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Missing: A National Education Policy for Low-Income Families

Missing: A National Education Policy for Low-Income Families | MASSP News | Scoop.it
When it comes to transforming public education, poor families wield the least power even as their children attend the lowest-performing schools, writes Arnold F. Fege.
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Frustrated school principals: State job-performance scores don't add up - Newsday

Frustrated school principals: State job-performance scores don't add up - Newsday | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Frustrated school principals: State job-performance scores don't add up
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Frustrated school principals say their new state job-performance scores don't add up.
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Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns

Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns | MASSP News | Scoop.it
As states move to common-core exams, many students at first will take paper-and-pencil assessments, raising questions about educational equity and the comparability of results.
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More complexity in comparability with computer-adaptive assessments vs. paper and pencil assessments

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18 days of training for principals to cost CCSD $52000 - Las Vegas Sun

18 days of training for principals to cost CCSD $52000 - Las Vegas Sun | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Las Vegas Review-Journal 18 days of training for principals to cost CCSD $52000 Las Vegas Sun The consultants are from the University of Washington's Center for Educational Leadership, which has contracted with the School District since 2012 to...
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Evaluators need training, which costs $$$.

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More Than 90 Percent Of State Teachers Rate As Effective - Jamestown Post Journal

More Than 90 Percent Of State Teachers Rate As Effective - Jamestown Post Journal | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Jamestown Post Journal More Than 90 Percent Of State Teachers Rate As Effective Jamestown Post Journal Required under the revised teacher and principal evaluation law that went into effect last year, the results are based on data submitted by...
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Common Core in the real world - Education - AEI

Common Core in the real world - Education - AEI | MASSP News | Scoop.it
Created to fix problem that NCLB either started or couldn't fix itself, the Common Core faces its own challenges -- seen and unseen -- during implementation.
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