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Standards Unveiled for Improving Principal Pipeline

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The Wallace Foundation recently released a compilation of the revised principal pipeline standards developed by its six grant-recipient districts.
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Preparing for the Assistant Principalship

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Words of wisdom from one of the three finalists for 2014 National AP of the year are intended for new APs but apply nicely to all school leaders!

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Miles Discusses The Process For Hiring New Principals - YouTube

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APs looking for a job? Go here for some background information about the process. Good luck in your search!

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School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out : NPR

School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out  : NPR | Assistant Principals | Scoop.it
The "conflict-resolution room" at Ypsilanti High School in Michigan is where students go when they're on the verge of being suspended. It's an alternative approach to discipline that could keep kids in school and out of trouble.
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This is a topic that Matthew Willis, NASSP/Virco Assistant Principal of the year will talk about at Ignite '14 in Dallas as he speaks to the Assistant Princial Viewpoint session. Go to http://www.nasspconference.org/ for more information. 

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Let’s Not Expect Everyone to Run a 4 Minute Mile

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"I am convinced that those who claim to be pushing a reform agenda in the name of helping children are doing quite the opposite. There is great harm being seen and heard in the aftermath of the release of these results to all who live and work with children as well as the students themselves. Those of us who support, and celebrate the individual uniqueness of our students have strong aspirations for all of them."

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8 Ways a Teacher Is Like a Leader

8 Ways a Teacher Is Like a Leader | Assistant Principals | Scoop.it
When most people think of a leader, archetypes often include the president of a country, the boss of a company, or a general in the military. But can a teacher be equated to a leader?
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Pete Reed's curator insight, April 16, 2015 9:52 AM
And a leader is a teacher or had better be...
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Advice for New Principals from NYC Leadership Academy Coaches

Advice for New Principals from NYC Leadership Academy Coaches | Assistant Principals | Scoop.it

Not many new principals get to participate in a program like the New Principal Intensive provided by the NYC Leadership Academy, but here are  some words of wisdom from NYC-based coaches in that program.

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Good top 5 list of suggestions. There is so much more.

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Pete Reed's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:48 AM

Good top 5 list. I'd like to see more of their recommendations!

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2013 NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year Winner

2013 NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year Winner | Assistant Principals | Scoop.it

For his tenacious leadership and uncompromised commitment to student excellence, Matthew Willis, assistant principal of William C. Hinkley High School in Aurora, CO, has been named the 2013 NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year.

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Matthew will be featured in the Assistant Principal Viewpoint session at Ignite14 in Dallas, February 6-8, 2014. He will focus on what assistant principals can to to have a powerful impact on the culture of the school. Go to http://www.nasspconference.org/ for more information.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, September 26, 2013 1:34 PM

Congratulations, Matthew!

APs-- Read what he has to say.

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Critical Conversations About School Leadership

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In the fall of 2012, educational leaders in Denver, New York City and Prince George’s County, Maryland came together in a series of events to discuss what it takes to get an exceptional principal to lead every school – and to make a difference in the lives of all students. Learn about the innovative practices of these three districts and their training partners to develop and support effective school leaders as part of The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Pipeline Initiative.


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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:42 PM

The Wallace Foundation continues to support and impact the goal of effective leaders in every school.

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Literacy: Every Student, Every Class, Every Day |

Literacy: Every Student, Every Class, Every Day | | Assistant Principals | Scoop.it

Jackson Central-Merry (JCM) Academy for Medical Technology, located in Jackson, TN, is an inner city, high-poverty (95%), and high-minority (93%) high school of approximately 800 students. Since being restructured four years ago, principal Eric Jones and the staff of JCM have created a safe, orderly, and inviting school environment that supports learning, encourages regular attendance, and promotes positive student behavior. A consistent focus on literacy has enabled JCM to increase student state test scores, improve the graduation rate from 54% to 91%, and produce a significant increase in ACT scores.

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