The Principals' Office Blog

National Principals Month Congressional Resolution Passes Senate

October 2012 recongnized by U.S. Senate, House of Representatives as National Principals Month

House Passes Six-month Budget Deal, Senate Expected to Follow

The House agreed to a temporary spending measure, which the Senate is expected to approve later this week.

New Requests for State Flexibility Waivers Submitted

Nine new waiver applications were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.

Pay for Performance Debate Continues

A recent Principal column argues that pay for performance policies hamper creativity and urges policymakers to consider educators' perspectives.

NAESP and NASSP to Hold Congressional Briefing on New Principal Evaluation Report

Research-based framework on effective principal evaluations to be unveiled at September Congressional briefing.

900 Districts Interested in Race to the Top Competition

Close to 900 school districts, or a consortium of smaller districts, have indicated their intent to apply for a Race to the Top- District competition.

Legal Immigration Status Now Possible for Some Students

New immigration policies allows undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as having entered the U.S. as a child, to be eligible for temporary relief from the threat of deportation.

Nevada Becomes Latest State Granted Flexibility Waiver

Nevada is awarded a one-year conditional flexibility waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.

Districts Can Now Apply for Race to the Top Competition

Application details and material are now available for the Race to the Top District competition. Applicants must inform ED on their intent to apply by August 30, 2012.

Teacher Retention Report Misses the Point

NAESP and NASSP leaders call for an end to the "blame game."   

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