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Newly Approved Principal Evaluations a Success?

In Los Angeles school officials have approved a new evaluation process for principals. The concern is now about whether principals will be overwhelmed by the new evaluation system.

“We appreciate the collaboration with the district’s bargaining team during negotiations,” said Judith Perez, president of Associated Administrators of Los Angeles, which represents principals and others. “We agree that improvement is critical—and proper use of data will help us move forward in that direction.”

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Statement by President Diann Woodard In Response To President Obama’s Proposed Master Teacher Corps

In response to this proposal, President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, released the following statement:

“While, AFSA appreciates the administration’s efforts to improve educational opportunities for students in math, science, technology, and engineering, this plan is only a start in the right direction.

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Statement by President Diann Woodard In Response to “The Ripple Effect” Report on Principal Effectiveness

In response to the May 1 report “The Ripple Effect” released by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) on principal effectiveness, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement…

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New Report On Principal Effectiveness In The Works

New Report On Principal Effectiveness In The Works

In August, AFSA commissioned the American Institutes for Research (AIR), an internationally renowned firm specializing in social science and behavioral research, to conduct a study on principal effectiveness. Specifically, the report will focus on the best methods of principal evaluation, the shared qualities that effective principals demonstrate and the need for principals to have a say in reform.

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Two AFSA Locals Part of ‘Principal Pipeline’ Initiative

Two AFSA Locals, CSA in NYC and ASASP in Prince George’s County, MD, are in the school districts that are receiving money from The Wallace Foundation.

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St. Louis Principal Presented “Principal of the Year” Award

The St. Louis Public School District is pleased to announce that Debra Leto, principal at Mason School of Academic and Cultural Literacy, was named Principal of the Year by the St. Louis Symphony on April 18. An educator and a school leader with the district since 1994, Leto partnered with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra while an instructional coordinator at Carver Elementary.

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The Need for Professional Development

Originally published in the Spring 2011 edition of The Leader

AFSA Local 44 President Thomas Cason weighs in on the importance of professional development and his career in St. Louis public schools.

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Labor-Management Collaboration Conference Sparks Discussions

A first-of-its-kind conference on labor-management collaboration held in Denver in February has been considered by its conveners a historic effort to transform the relationship among superintendents, school boards and teachers into a partnership to boost student achievement.

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The Audacity of Hopelessness

Originally published on The Huffington Post September 2010.

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