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NEWS: One Principal Evaluation To Rule Them All

Review Backs New Tool for Principal Evaluation EdWeek
A look at eight instruments used to assess school leaders finds only one system [Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education] measures the characteristics sought after today for principals.

Early childhood educators anxious about jobs due to full-day kindergarten Canadian PressNews
As Ontario swiftly ushers in full-day kindergarten in September, early childhood educators are panicked, anxiously waiting to see what will happen to their jobs, their centres and their profession. Via EWA.

Effort to Reform D.C. Schools Stirs Fierce Pushback PBS NewsHour
John Merrow reports on the controversial steps D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee is using to shake up the city's school system, including closing 23 schools by 2010.

D.C.'s City Collegiate Public Charter School plans to close Washington Post
A four-year-old D.C. charter school plans to close at the end of June because of falling enrollment and financial concerns.

In preparing kids for school, Oregon suffers 'pilot-itis' Statesman Journal
A Statesman Journal analysis found the Mid-Valley's early childhood landscape disjointed in part because of a lack of quality early childhood programs and resources, weak efforts in developing school readiness assessments and a conglomeration of policy makers with no clear leader.

Seattle tops list of literate cities Education News
Cities where lots of people read also tend to feature a vibrant singles' scene, a study suggests. It finds that Boston, Seattle, Washington, ...

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