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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.

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.

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