Wash. Principal to Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award

Susan Sparks was a second-grader in the mid-1960s at Spokane's predominantly black Lincoln Elementary School when district officials closed it as part of their school integration efforts.

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Cindy Gagich Named First Female Principal at Ill. High School

When Cindy Gagich stands in front of the portraits of 14 past principals of Granite City High School, it's clear she'll be starting something new.

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One of Two Mass. Principal Finalists 'Excited and Humbled'

Eric Tracy is "excited and humbled" to be selected as a finalist for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School principal’s position.

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Additional Promising Principal Initatives

K12 leadership organizations are creating more training opportunities.

Priming Principal Pipelines

Leadership training options for district administrators.

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Mass. Committee Looks Internally for Superintendent

In November, Randolph Superintendent Oscar Santos announced he would not seek contract renewal when it expires on June 30.

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Interim Superintendent Soon to Take Over Calif. District

Budget cuts and student achievement will continue to be a priority in the Upland Unified School District when Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Sherri Black takes over as interim superintendent this month.

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Pa. Principal Resigns, Accepts New Position

Marple Newtown Superintendent of Schools Merle Horowitz recently announced the resignation of Marple Newtown High School Principal Ray McFall.

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Orange County Councilman: Let Teachers Carry Guns

Derek Reeve, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, has asked his local school district to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms to protect their students. According to a letter obtained by The Capistrano Dispatch, Councilman Reeve said, "efforts must be taken to empower teachers, staff and parents to protect our children." The letter, dated Thursday, then suggests training teachers and staff for "active-shooter scenarios" and allowing school staff, teachers and parents to carry guns on school grounds to protect children in such situations.

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