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Education Reform: How Important Are Principals?

Education Secretary Arne Duncun with host Gail Connelly

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with NAESP's executive director Gail Connelly on the role of principals in education reform. Duncan shares his thoughts on principal evaluations, managing with limited resources and amending No Child Left Behind.
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Overcoming Staff Division to Transform School Culture

Dr. Anthony Muhammad with host Gail Connelly

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School culture is critical argues Anthony Muhammad. Anthony believes that without a healthy school culture, no amount of structural change will produce positive results. In this segment we talk about the how principals can transform a toxic school culture.
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Is Regulatory Relief from NCLB Coming Soon?

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan with host Dr. Gerald Tirozzi

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Why Recess Matters, How to Defend It

Gail Connelly with Rae Pica

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Pressures to get students performing well academically have driven recess off the schedule at many schools. Our guest explains why this is counterproductive and shows principals how to find the research that explains why recess is so critical to students.
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Smarter Policy Decisions: Solving the Student Cell Phone Dilemma


Gail Connelly with Keith Krueger

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Our topic is whether schools should allow the use of cell phones by students during school. In today's world, most parents want their kids to be wired. What should your school policy be?
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