Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 14

Northern Virginia Next Stop on Board President’s Listening Tour

Virginia Board of Education President David M. Foster continues his listening tour of state educational regions May 16-17 with a visit to Region 4, which comprises 19 school divisions in Northern Virginia. The tour is designed to provide an opportunity for parents, teachers, local school board members, administrators and interested citizens across the state to …

Continue reading »

May 13

The Achievement Gap: The VBOE is Looking for Suggestions

The Virginia Board of Education (VBOE ) is interested in hearing recommendations from the education stakeholder groups regarding closing the achievement gap. VASSP received an invitation to meet and present information to the VBOE Board’s Accountability Committee on May 22, 2013. VASSP along with 10 other stakeholders that are members of the Virginia Education Coalition (VEC) met on May …

Continue reading »

May 10

Virginia High Schools Achieve NASSP/NASC Excellence Awards

The May, 2013 issue of the NASSP NewsLeader lists the  schools in the nation recognized by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) for having exceptional student council programs. More than 200 middle and high school student councils were recognized as 2013 National Councils of Excellence and National Gold Councils of Excellence.  Student councils are recognized for meeting …

Continue reading »

May 09

VASSP President’s High School Recognized

Congratulations to VASSP President Dr. Keith Perrigan, Principal of Patrick Henry High School in Washington County.  “For the second year in a row, Patrick Henry High School earned a silver rating from U.S. News and World Report which released its rankings of high and colleges…” as reported in the Bristol Herald Courier.  Patrick Henry High …

Continue reading »

May 02

The Heart of Leadership

Every so often, blogs related to leadership appear in non-educational content. Leadership for school administrators is the essence of Principal Insight and yet examples for school leaders to consider and emulate can bring us a new perspective on how our own leadership style/strategies can be enhanced. Reading the attached article may provide you with thought on your …

Continue reading »

May 02

Governor McDonnell Announces Teacher’s Cabinet

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced on May 1 his Executive Order No. 63 which establishes the Governor’s Teacher Cabinet. The cabinet will be comprised of teachers from across the Commonwealth and will focus on strategies for enhancing teacher quality, leadership and professionalism for the 21st Century learning. According to Governor McDonnell, the purpose of the …

Continue reading »

» Newer posts