Monthly Archive: March 2015

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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Mar 10

Introvert or Extrovert: Which Personality Trait Best Fits School Leaders?

A recent blog in Smart Brief on Leadership  presents the notion that personality types with respect to being outgoing or introspective for school leaders is a mixed bag of possibilities. Is being outgoing/open or quiet/retiring  better than the other?  In “Understanding the introverted leader” by Naphtali Hoff, the author sheds some light regarding how individuals with …

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Mar 06

Congratulations Dr. Randy Barrack !

By now, you should have received your March edition of the NASSP News Leader and noticed on the back page that the Virginia Association of Secondary Principals’ (VASSP) own Dr. Randy Barrack was selected as the NASSP Advocate of the Month.  Dr.  Barrack was chosen for this recognition as a consistent strong advocate for recognition of  secondary school …

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