SAVE THE DATE - THE BREAKTHROUGH COACH IS RETURNING
Want to work less, play more, and still get the job done in a normal week? [more]
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CREATES PRINCIPAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The NASSP and NAESP are pleased to announce that, at the urging of their two national organizations, the US Department of Education has begun the creation of the Principal Ambassador Fellowship Program. The program will be administered by the department similar to the successful Teacher Ambassador Program. This year, three principals will be selected to serve as advisors to Secretary Arne Duncan and the departmental staff to, as the Secretary has described the role, “provide input on policy from the principal’s perspective.” [more]
2013 GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and The Connecticut Association of Schools have again collaborated to extend the Governor's Scholars Program. [more]
HIGH SCHOOL ARTS AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
On Monday, April 1, 2013, CAS hosted the Eighteenth Annual High School Arts Awards Recognition Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Planstville. The event, sponsored by Jostens and Bearingstar Insurance, was attended by more than 1300 guests and honored 295 seniors of CAS member high schools who excel in the visual and performing arts. The 2013 High School Arts Awards Recipients are announced here. [more]
LATEST UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW EVALUATION SYSTEM
On Monday, February 4th, the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) reached consensus on what will be a bridge year for implementing the new evaluation system and on what the state responsibility should be for bearing the cost of the new system. [more]
SDE OFFERS MATH/SCIENCE TEACHER LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES FOR ALL LEVELS
Have you spent your summer thinking about how you can prepare your students for the new NCLB state assessments in science and mathematics? [more]
by The Principals' Center's Critical Issues Committee [more]
POSITION PAPER ON PRINCIPALSHIP PREPARED BY PRIN. CENTER
The Critical Issues Committee of CAS's Principal's Center, chaired by Michael Galluzzo, principal of East Farms School in Farmington, has written a position paper titled: The 21st Century Principal: A Call to Action. The paper, approved by the CAS Board last fall, outlines the leadership responsibilities of the contemporary principal and states the conditions needed to enable the principal to meet these responsibilities. [more]
The Connecticut Principals' Center offers a message board system designed for principals and assistant principals to exchange ideas and information relevent to their positions. The board also has an area for the posting of principal and assistant principal position vacancies.
If you are going to post, please use the appropriate board, and keep your posts professional. If
you have any problems using the boards or comments, you can send them to email@example.com.
Resources suggested by participants at the career principals retreat this summer.
Book suggestions from participants:
The Four Agreements
Proud to be a Teacher - Bill Halloran
Galieo's Daughter - Dava Sopel
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Art of Teaching
Lincoln on Leadership
Snow Falling on Cedars
My Grandfather's Blessings - Rowen
The Courage to Teach - Parker Palmer
The Art of the Long View - Schwartz
The Coming of the Chaordic Age - Hock
Beyond the Words - Bonnie Goldberg
A Short Guide to a Happy Life - Quindlen Fish
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
Contact - Society for Organizational Learning - SOL@MIT
FBI OFFERS FREE WORKSHOPS ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offers free workshops in
"School Violence and Workplace Violence" to all schools in Connecticut.
Included in these workshops is training on hostage survival, school
violence and profiles of individuals who commit acts of uncontrolled
rage. The workshops are open to all school personnel.
Training is conducted on a regional basis and can be customized to fit a
2-4 hour block. Interested administrators should contact Supervisory
Special Agent (SSA) Ralph A. DiFonzo at (203)777-6311.