Tag: middle school

Student Absenteeism: The Elephant in Your Building

If you have not had an opportunity to read Mel’s latest NASSP blog, The Principal Difference regarding student absenteeism, it is well worth reading about and rethinking it’s impact. The entry is based on an event in Washington D.C entitled “Absenteeism in the Middle Grades: The Prevalence, the Impact and Turning it Around.”  Student attendance issues …

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Javaid Siddiqi Appointed Deputy Secretary for Education

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced October 21,2011 that Javaid Saddiqi, Principal at Robious Middle School had been appointed as Deputy Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Javid, a member of VASSP, will assume his new duties in November.  Javaid’s response, when asked about making the transition from building administrator to the Governor’s Cabinet was …

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The Middle School Years

If you are a parent of a child nearing completion of his/her time in elementary school and if the upcoming change to the next level of public education will be like a step into the unknown, then the title of this blog may be appropriate for you. Try not to worry however, you will find …

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