Squabble Over School Newspaper Ad Content

A First Amendment squabble is brewing in California over high school newspaper and yearbook advertising content. The school board gave the superintendent the right to prohibit political campaigning and religious symbols in ads.

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A New System for Principal Evaluation

Clayton County (Ga.): Do School Boards Work Anymore?

Did we learn anything from Clayton’s earlier woes or does the latest friction point to the larger problem of having citizens run school systems?

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Springtown ISD (Texas) School OKs Opposite Sex Spankings

A Texas school district Springtown ISD has decided to change its corporal punishment policy rather than apologize after a male vice principal paddled two high school girls, prompting complaints from their parents.

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Recommended Reading for District Leaders

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In N.J. 24 School Districts, Including Monmouth Vo-Tech, Part of Pilot Program

The New Jersey Department of Education has selected 24 districts to participate in either the first year of the state’s principal evaluation pilot program or the second year of its teacher evaluation pilot program this school year.

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Principals as Instructional Leaders

But can they do it all? And at what cost?
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Texas School District Reassigns 2 Amid Fed Probe

El Paso (Texas) Independent School District officials said that a high school principal and administrator have been reassigned amid a federal probe into allegations that students were improperly placed in grades to improve ratings.

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Under Education Reform, School Principals Swamped by Teacher Evaluations

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

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