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Southern California Principals to See Teachers' Effectiveness Ratings

The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.

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Most States to Seek Exception to Education Law

A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.

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Principals Get Support Program

The state Department of Education has awarded a $2.5 million grant to support a program that coaches principals in high-needs schools.

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Budgeting Based on Student Needs

This California district demonstrates that students can be the foundation of all school financial decisions.

Turnaround Principals

New training models have emerged for preparing school leaders to transform low-achieving schools.

Principal Preparation Programs

Equipping school leaders for new pressures and challenges.

Crafting Strategic Plans

Key principles to enhance K12 leadership.