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Thomas sitting in on a class at Rock Rest Elementary School (Photo Credit: Alex Granados)

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Supporting principals as early learning leaders

What do third grade reading and principal pay have to do with one another? A lot. And as the General...

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Preparing principals for the digital age

Principal learning cannot stop with earning an administration certificate or a degree. Like teachers, principals must have access to ongoing...

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A principal’s first year of leading and serving

On Donnell Cannon’s “walkie-talkie,” which he uses — as does any principal — almost constantly, there’s a sticker that reads...

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What makes a good principal? Good preparation

It used to be that the path to becoming a principal was a fairly simple one. An educator, usually a...

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State principals on brink of pay increase

Yesterday we talked about the important role that principals play in turning around low-performing schools. Given how essential their role...

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Transforming schools: The essential role of the principal

Just before the Christmas holiday, Kristy Thomas roamed various classrooms at Rock Rest Elementary School in Union County to inspect...

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Principals’ association recieves American Express grant for professional development program

Through its national Principals Path to Leadership Grant, The American Express Foundation has awarded $365,000 to The N.C. Principals &...

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From Edenton to Pactolus Elementary: The journey of Steve Lassiter to become Principal of the Year

If Pactolus Elementary’s Principal Steve Lassiter were applying for a job, he’d send in a resume. Whoever reviewed it would surely...

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Pitt County principal Steve Lassiter named principal of the year

Pactolus School Principal Steve Lassiter was named the 2015 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. The Pitt County...

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Legislature poised to address principal pay and leadership development

A little more than 100 days ago, EducationNC launched. Slightly more than a month before that, EducationNC CEO Mebane Rash...

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The importance of nurturing principal leadership

“I believe the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy allowed me to become the type of servant, holistic leader that is needed...

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Superintendent of Public Instruction: Out you go?

One bill filed this session would scrap the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education, and...