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December 9, 2014
Principals will be able to swap schools for a year under new contract
Principals could earn a bonus by swapping schools for a year under an unusual — and under-the-radar — provision of the city's contract agreement with the school-administrators union.
November 14, 2014
Principals union, city enter mediation as contract dispute drags on
The city and the principals union have entered a mediation process after failing to agree on the terms of a new contract, union officials said Friday.
Two Heads > One
October 29, 2014
50 pairs of first-year principals and APs to take over struggling schools
Over the next three years, 50 principal-assistant principal pairs will try to turn around struggling schools across the city with training and coaching support from the NYC Leadership Academy.
October 16, 2014
Candidates say IPS needs more Hispanic principals
More than 20 percent of Indianapolis Public Schools students are Hispanic. Yet the district has no Hispanic principals. Challengers for IPS school board, and three…
July 31, 2014
Former J.H.S. 145 principal pleads guilty to stealing $24K from school
A former principal was arrested Thursday for the misappropriation of more than $20,000 of school funds, a year after he left the school. Robert Hannibal,…
July 24, 2014
To build a principal pipeline, city tries an 'all-of-the-above' approach
Hoping to develop a steady supply of new principals, the city has designed training programs of its own and partnered more closely than ever with outside groups. Meanwhile, it's anyone's guess how the new chancellor's views will influence principal preparation.
July 23, 2014
City and principals union at odds over back pay for former teachers, union says
Hundreds of teachers-turned-administrators could lose out on tens of thousands of dollars in retroactive pay due to teachers if the city has its way in contract…
July 16, 2014
Former top DOE official tests out experimental principal-training program
A new principal-training program designed by a former top Department of Education official replaces lectures and research papers with role playing and projects.
June 6, 2014
Principals can now hire new teachers in most subjects, ending five-year freeze
Principals can now hire new teachers in almost every subject area and grade, officials said this week, ending a half-decade hiring freeze that cut costs but also frustrated would-be teachers.
June 5, 2014
At Coney Island transfer school, award-winning principal pushes students beyond graduation
When they come home from college, Liberation Diploma Plus High alumnae Ashley Brown and Nijah Preacher make a point of seeing their high school principal. This visit was a special one, however: Principal April Leong was receiving a 2014 Sloan Public Service Award.
May 17, 2014
In talk to principals, Fariña describes an educator-driven agenda for next year
In her remarks at the annual principals conference, Fariña described a series of initiatives for the coming year meant to strengthen the school system, rather than overhaul it, reflecting her vision of an educator-driven district where collaboration and professional growth lead to changes “on the ground level.”
April 21, 2014
New Leaders present visions for Memphis schools
As LaSandra M. Young described it, the challenges facing the fictional Isaac Hayes Middle School were stark: Declining enrollment, a 10 percent decrease in students…
March 22, 2014
Fariña shares advice with new principals, but avoids touchy topics
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke to school leaders who have been in that role for three years or fewer at a conference for new principals at Stuyvesant High School on Saturday. She offered big-picture inspiration and "very granular" advice, attendees said.
March 20, 2014
Memphis principal highlighted in new school leadership resource
Two national leadership development groups held up a Memphis principal’s work on teacher mentoring as a model in a series of videos on school leadership.
March 14, 2014
Rise & Shine: Common Core delay approved in Tennessee House
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