Monday, April 13, 2015

This week is National Assistant Principals Week. Share your favorite stories about assistant principals on Twitter using ‪#‎apweek.

The National Association of Secondary Principals will host a live Google Hangout online event with the Wallace Foundation. School leaders from Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland—one of six districts supported by the Wallace Foundation to participate in its Principal Pipeline Initiative—will discuss how assistant principals are being developed and acquiring skills to become effective school leaders, as well as their experiences with strategies and practices that strengthen school leadership. Google Hangout on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. (ET). RSVP here.  

The North Carolina Arts Council is seeking public feedback on its NC Arts Plan 2015-19. Here is what the plan says about education:

III. Prepare Students for Successful Lives and Careers

  1. Strengthen the impact of the A+ Schools Program, the most successful national arts based model for whole school reform.
  2. Enhance student learning through arts experiences that spark creativity and imagination.
  3. Influence policy to advance the role of the arts in the state’s education systems.

Here is the full plan

Here is the survey to comment.  

Want to know more about e-rate, which is critical to the state’s digital learning plan? EdWeek has complied a set of articles to spotlight this issue.



  • NCLB: An Overview

    Education Week | 04/10/2015

  • A Message to Congress on ESEA: 17 school superintendents, including Ann Clark in CMS and Jim Merrill in Wake, state their case

    Education Week | 04/10/2015

  • The most important education law is 50 years old, and we're still fighting about it

    Vox | 04/11/2015

  • Bravo: The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

    Education Next | 04/13/2015

  • NEA: No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t level the playing field

    The Washington Post | 04/11/2015

  • Calendar flexibility bills dead in committee

    The Charlotte Observer | 04/13/2015

  • ASAP: Support your local school nutrition staff

    Asheville Citizen-Times | 04/10/2015

  • Religious-Freedom Laws Add to Schools' Complex Duties

    Education Week | 04/10/2015

  • Unchartered territory

    The Greenville Daily Reflector | 04/11/2015

  • Creativity, Cartels, and the Supply Side of Choice-Based Reform

    EducationNext | 04/10/2015

  • Manning Asks State About Proposed K-12 Testing Revamp

    The Carolina Journal | 04/10/2015

  • Rockingham school board to weigh redistricting

    Greensboro News & Record | 04/12/2015

  • UNC presidential search committee set

    The News & Observer | 04/12/2015

  • Vouchers: Serious People Make Silly Claim

    The Carolina Journal | 04/13/2015

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