ED’s Perspective: Valuing Evaluation—A Straight Path to Improvement

By Gail Connelly, NAESP Executive Director Communicator April 2012, Volume 35, Issue 8 Far too often, the national discussion about school improvement lurches from one extreme to the other: greater funding, less funding; more government control, little or no government control; a “return” to the basics, a focus on advanced skills. And all the while, principals and other educators are ping-ponged between these polar opposites.