February 2016 archive

Crossover Day at the General Assembly

Today we have a post from one of the VASSP Board members, Dr. Mark Makovec, Principal, Northside Middle School, Norfolk Division. As you are aware, VASSP is one of the premier principal organizations in the country because of support from strong members like yourself. We are fortunate to have Bet Neale, who is a full-time staff …

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Profile of a Virginia Graduate Bill

On Friday, February 12, our Commonwealth continued in an exciting process that will ultimately lead to the crafting of our new “Profile of a Virginia Graduate.”  In a discussion facilitated by WestEd’s Dr. Becky Smerdon and introduced by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Steve Staples and VDOE’s Chief Academic Officer Dr. Billy Haun, representatives from …

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Advocating for Our Profession is not an Optional Thing

The General Assembly has been extremely busy this session. With the Governor’s focus on education during this upcoming year, the representatives in the house and the senate have been quick to take up that calling. HERE is a link to VASSP’s blog on happenings at General Assembly, Capital Issues. In it, our full time lobbyist, Bet Neal, goes …

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