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Speaking Out on Education Reform

This issue's Speaking Out article makes the case that education reform swings back and forth between different goals, failing to improve academic achievement.

My Two Cents: How to Use School Mottos

In the latest issue of Principal, we asked you about how schools use mottos, creeds, or pledges, and how they are reinforced. Here’s how some of you answered.

America Earns C- on Report Card for Children

The first annual Children's Report Card makes clear that more must be done to improve the lives of American children. 

Senior Education Officials Spotlight Principals through Shadow Program

Senior U.S. Department of Education officials will learn first-hand about the compex role of school leaders.

Sequester Transparency Report Released

OMB releases a much-anticipated report on the impact of the scheduled 8.2 percent across-the-board budget cuts without expected details.

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.

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