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Sep 01

Successful SCA, Successful School

This is a guest post from Andrea Vale, the Director of the Virginia Student Council Association (VSCA): Successful SCA, Successful School If you have been fortunate enough to be in a school with a top-notch SCA, you know the impact that strong student leadership can have on the overall climate of your school. Studies have …

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Aug 23

School Is Open!

Well, almost. While some divisions have already returned to school, the majority of divisions will welcome back teachers Monday, August 31st, with students returning on Tuesday, September 8. With the new school year right around the corner, what have you decided to do to be a better school leader? As we put the finishing touches …

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Aug 03

ESEA Rewrite Debate Shaping up

Congress has begun the work of re-writing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and it figures to be a long and winding road. There are amendments that will need to be debated and compromises that have to be made. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan has called for a law that is based on lessons learned …

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May 18

Administrative Vacancy in Texas

We have received information regarding administrative positions in other states.  PROACT Search was recently retained by the Dallas Independent School District (TX) to recruit talented principals for Skyline High School. Based on your experience you or other individuals you know who might be an exceptional candidate for this exciting position. Skyline High School serves over 4,000 students, and is regularly recognized for its …

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May 18

Administrative Vacancies in Orange County Virginia High School

Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brenda Tanner has announced administrative openings at Orange County High School for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Due to retirements, the positions of principal and one assistant principal will be vacant as of June 30, 2015. Interested? If you are looking for a school division led by a superintendent …

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Apr 07

It’s April – Take Time to Recognize Assistant Principals

The week of April 13 – 17  is designated by NASSP as National Assistant Principals Week. This is a great time to recognize the contributions  that Assistant Principals make in your buildings daily. NASSP has developed several suggestions to help you celebrate the contributions of your assistant principal(s): Contact your local community officials (mayor) to declare …

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Mar 28

VASSP Members Recognized at 2015 March Board of Education Meeting

Two Virginia school administrators were recognized for their accomplishments at the March 26, 2015 Commonwealth Board of Education meeting in Richmond. Each administrator was presented with a Resolution of Recognition by a member of the board at the beginning of meeting. A Resolution of Recognition was presented to the 2014 Outstanding Middle School Principal of Virginia: …

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Mar 27

State Board Implements SOL Retakes for Middle/Elementary Schools….Now!

During their March 26th meeting, the State Board of Education took unusual action on an item that was scheduled only for “First Review” on their agenda. The item, last on the Action/Discussion Items list was item I, “First Review of a Resolution Establishing Criteria for Students Eligible for Expedited Retakes of Standards of Learning Tests in …

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Mar 24

Next Generation High School Act

New legislation has been introduced in the United States Congress to help traditionally underserved students. This bill, Next Generation (Next Gen) High Schools Act, has been submitted by Senator Tammy Baldwin, D – Wisconsin. According to the NASSP blog, the source of information for this information, this act “… would authorize $300 million for a competitive …

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Mar 13

VASSP/VAESP Collaborate on ESEA Reauthorization Document

Early in February, the Executive Directors of the Virginia Association of Secondary School  Principals (VASSP) and the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) collaborated on a document to present to Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.  The purpose of this document was to reinforce the need for the renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education …

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