Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 28

LEAD VIRGINIA Opportunity

  LEAD VIRGINIA is an award winning program that has been created to energize our commonwealth’s leaders.  Public school administrators are an important resource in Virginia for continuing to share unique leadership styles and methods. LEAD VIRGINIA is currently recruiting for their 11th class year to help continue connecting leaders to shape Virginia’s future.  You may …

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Oct 24

VASSP/NASSP Members Participate In DOE Activity

Three of our VAASP members – Fairfax County Assistant Principal Alexander Case, Fairfax County Principal Carole Kihm and former VASSP Board of Directors Member from Arlington City, Principal Dr. John Word – will be participating in shadowing visits with officials of the US Department of Education. These visits are a part of the celebration of National …

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Oct 24

Bullying and Special Needs Students

All administrators are aware of the issues related to bullying of non-disabled students and the need to correct the inappropriate behaviors these students demonstrate within our schools. A recent item in Education Week (October 21, 2014), “Ed Dept. Expands Guidance on Bullying and ‘504’ Students With Disabilities” brings into focus issues related to the bullying of special needs students having …

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Oct 22

A – F School Identification : Round Two

The Virginia Board of Education will meet on Thursday, October 23, 2014 to review several items on their agenda. Among the items is Agenda Item : E “First Review of Proposed Plan to Develop an A – F School Grading System in Response to the 2014 Acts of the Assembly.”  Action on this item will take …

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Oct 09

VASSP Supports E-rate Funding

VASSP has joined 75 national organizations in submitting a letter to the Federal Communications Commission supporting the funding needs for the E-rate program for Schools and Libraries. By doing so, VASSP supports a permanent increase to E-rate funding in order to be certain that all students and library patrons can access high speed broadband needed in their …

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Oct 09

VASSP President Comments on VASSP Membership and SOL Innovation Committee

Dr. Brian K. Matney, Principal at Landstown High School and the 2014-15 VASSP president has sent a memo to Virginia middle and high school administrators encouraging them to join VASSP.  Membership in VASSP has many benefits as Dr. Matney points out in his letter. “As a professional organization of middle and high school principals/assistant principals, we …

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Oct 08

VASSP Board Members Address Standards of Learning Innovation Committee

During the 2014 legislative session of the General assembly of Virginia, a Standards of Learning Innovation Committee was created from HB930. The purpose of the committee was to “provide the Board of Education and General Assembly with suggestions on changes to the SOL assessments, authenticate individual growth measures, alignment between the Standards of Learning and …

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