A matter of principal

After a conversation with CPE’s senior policy analyst Jim Hull last week in which Jim helped explain to issues of accountability, the conversation segued onto the topic of school principals and the powerful role they play in public education. Apparently, Jim is not the only one who believes that principals are key players in student success.

Evaluating principals, too

Principals are finally getting their turn in the spotlight. The Connecticut Mirror recently ran an article highlighting a proposal I’m seeing more and more: evaluating principals according to students’ and teacher’s progress, just as has been proposed for teachers. As reported, the proposed Connecticut plan “calls for student performance and test results to count for