Communicator - August 2014

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Hot Topics for the 2014-2015 School Year                    
As the summer winds down, big changes for the 2014-2015 school year are heating up. Gear up by reviewing these latest developments on Common Core assessments, nutrition, discipline policies, technology, and more. Read more

3 School Branding Tactics to Try This Year
Brands communicate the quality of a product and drive customers to identify with a brand. Try these three tactics from two popular 2014 NAESP Conference sessions to tell your school’s story and strengthen your brand. Read more

Wow!Ed Newsletter: Leadership for Sustainability and STEM
Explore articles on change leadership, going green, and more. Read more


Peaceful Learning in Outdoor Spaces      
At Anna S. Kuhl Elementary, staff and community members teamed up to create a unique outdoor learning space, where students learn about virtually every subject. Keep these tips in mind when designing your own outdoor classroom. Read more

Bullying Prevention: Checklist for Principals                    
Educators know bullying programs are important—but how do we know if all the necessary concepts are in place? According to the literature on bullying, there are 16 key steps principals should take to strengthen bullying prevention programs. Read more

Advocacy Update: NAESP Gears Up to Press for Funding  
Congress has adjourned for summer recess. NAESP, however, is preparing to press for federal funding to support principals, such as increased professional development through Title II funds. Read more

School Culture Check                    
School culture is an element that touches every aspect of students’ learning. As you start the school year, assess your school’s culture using these four focus areas recommended by the National School Climate Council. Read more

Grants, Opportunities & Free Resources
Learn about upcoming grant deadlines and get information about free resources that can help your school. Read more


Apply to Serve as NAESP President-Elect or Vice-President
Serving on the NAESP Board of Directors gives members an opportunity to represent and serve the profession.

Download Handouts from the 2014 NAESP Conference
Catch up on the hottest sessions from Nashville.

Sign Up for Mentor Training in Alexandria, Virginia
The NAESP National Mentor Training and Certification Program engaged experienced principals to give back to the profession.

August Webinars Explore Middle-Level Issues, Playground Safety
Join NAESP for two free learning opportunities in August. First is a webinar on middle-level tools to improve teacher development. Second, two playground experts will explore common playground safety hazards.

Watch Principals’ Perspective TV
Anchored from ABC Television’s headquarters in New York City, The Principals’ Perspective tells stories from the heart of America’s classrooms.

Sign Up for New Principals Panel
The National Panel of New Principals is the only initiative of its kind that is dedicated to principals in the first or second year of their principalship. By participating, new principals will contribute to a dynamic knowledge base about what it’s really like to be a new principal today.