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ERIC Number: EJ781574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-12
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Policy Focus Turning to Principal Quality
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v27 n15 p1, 12 Dec 2007
The spotlight that has been focused on ways of measuring and rewarding teacher effectiveness may now be turning to school principals. The Center for American Progress released a report this week on reforming principal compensation, while the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) published guidelines for evaluating effective principals. Calls to create voluntary national certification for principals that first surfaced more than five years ago also are being renewed. Such efforts are being driven in part by concerns that Congress will define a "highly qualified principal," just as it has a "highly qualified teacher," when it reauthorizes the No Child Left Behind Act. There is increased awareness on the part of policymakers that, in this age of accountability, skilled principals who know more about curriculum and instruction and how to work with faculty in creating the conditions that foster improved student achievement are needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001