ERIC Number: EJ767123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
When Bad News Bursts the Bubble
North, Terri A.
Principal Leadership, v5 n8 p22-25 Apr 2005
With the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) now a constant in education and accountability linked specifically to standards that must be met by all students, the chances are likely that good schools--or even schools with a great academic reputation--will be thrust before the general public and labeled inadequate. Many such schools will be left to defend themselves and explain their tainted reputation. In this article, the author shares her experience and the lessons she learned when they found out that they did not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) and their school's name was included on all the lists of inadequate schools in the media. What she learned from that experience is what she calls the five Ps: (1) plan ahead; (2) be proactive; (3) be positive;(4) deliver the complete package; and (5) make progress reports.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Accountability, Communication Strategies, School Community Relationship
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001