February 14, 2014
The News Journal
Dover High assistant principal wins national honor
Dover High School Assistant Principal Courtney Voshell recently took home one of the highest honors someone in her position can earn, being named National Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The award comes with a $5,000 award for the school. Each state picks its nominee and the national winner is picked from among that group. Voshell was selected after organizers interviewed her and several co-workers.
Indian River names new principal
The Indian River School District has named Ann Marie Logullo the new principal of Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, effective immediately.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Earnings disparity grows between young workers with, without degrees
Today’s young workers with bachelor’s degrees or higher earn at least a little more than their counterparts in any of the earlier generations did at the same age, according to a Pew Research Center report. Young workers with only high-school degrees, however, make less than they did in any generation save Generation X.
Salt Lake Tribune
Utah House approves bill to award grants for preschool
The Utah House voted to create a state program to award grants to schools, families and day-care centers to implement quality preschool curriculum for at-risk kids. Under H.B. 96, grants could go to a number of different models, including traditional, in-classroom instruction or even at-home software. Private investors and foundations would pay for the programs, and the state would reimburse them only if the instruction keeps kids out of special education.
Colorado’s slow rollout of teacher evaluations could hold advantages
Colorado ranked among national leaders in adopting a new teacher evaluation system but has lagged in implementing it, according to experts who also note that such a strategy could prove beneficial. Statewide implementation begins in 2013-14, though it’s a “hold harmless” year in which low-scoring teachers cannot be penalized. Starting in 2014-15, ineffective teachers could be fired.