Thursday, December 06, 2007

Will Congress seek to reward "highly qualified" principals?

The accountability spotlight may soon turn to school principals as two organizations recently offered up policy guidelines for assessing principals' effectiveness and suggesting compensation reforms, and House lawmakers have bandied about language for awarding bonuses to quality principals. "There's increased awareness on the part of policymakers that in this age of accountability, you have to have skilled principals who know a lot more about curriculum and instruction and how to work with faculty in creating the conditions for improved student achievement," said Gene Bottoms, the Southern Regional Education Board's SVP. Education Week

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