Principal Nov/Dec: New Developments in Math & Language Arts

Principal Magazine Sept/Oct 2010:  Juggling Act

Reading (and Math) Is Fundamental

The impact of reading fluency is often taken for granted by the general public. Reading and applying the instructions in a manual or understanding your health benefits are essential acts that require basic levels of reading and comprehension. And the same can be said of math. Without this basic building block, how else would you split the dinner bill among friends or balance your checkbook?



Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading 
Language arts classes should convey key background knowledge, which is the beating heart of verbal skill.
E.D. Hirsch Jr.

Common Standards for All
What do common core standards mean for you and your students, faculty, and school?

Evaluating the Common Standards
Kevin Craft

Best Use of Math Teacher Leaders
Find out whether a math specialist or math coach is the best solution for your school.
Maggie B. McGatha


Research Report: The School-Family Connection
Parent involvement takes on various forms depending on who is defining it, but which one has the most impact on student achievement?
Nancy Protheroe

A Conversation With Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
(Article available to the public)

Bilingual and Bicultural
English-language learners and English-proficient students alike can achieve academic success through a dual-language program.
Audrey F. Murphy


From the Editors
Reading (and Math) Is Fundamental
(Article available to the public)

(Article available to the public)

Practitioner's Corner
Bringing Issues—and Solutions—to Light
Peter DeWitt

Raising the Bar
Transparency Drives Accountability

Melissa Glee-Woodard

Principal's Bookshelf
Leading School Change: 9 Strategies to Bring Everybody on Board by Todd Whitaker
Reviewed by Melissa D. Patschke

Season It With Fun! A Year of Recognition, Fun, and Celebrations to Enliven Your School by Diane Hodges
Reviewed by Roma Windham Morris

The Reflective Principal
Who Will Lead Us Into the Future?
Margaret Grimes

Ten to Teen
Of Penguins and Personalities
R. Allen Boone

Speaking Out
The Consequence of Suspensions
Fran Pokorski
(Article available to the public)

Parents & Schools
Boost Involvement One Book at a Time
Bruce Coffey Jr.

It's the Law
Religious Music
Perry A. Zirkel

Defining Moments
Gail Connelly
(Article available to the public)