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H.Res. 781: Expressing support for designation of the month of October 2012 as National Principals Month. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Sep 13, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of the month of October 2012 as National Principals Month.

Whereas the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals have declared the month of October 2012 as National Principals Month; Whereas school leaders are expected to be educational visionaries, instructional leaders, assessment experts, disciplinarians, community builders, public relations experts, budget analysts, facility managers, special programs administrators, and guardians of various legal, contractual, and policy mandates and initiatives as well as being entrusted with young people, the most valuable resource; Whereas principals set the academic tone for their schools and work collaboratively with teachers to develop and maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives; Whereas the vision, dedication, and determination of a principal provides the mobilizing force behind any school reform effort; Whereas leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school- related factors that contribute to what students learn at school, according to research conducted by the Wallace Foundation; Whereas the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 1 in 3 education administrators works more than 40 hours a week and often works an additional 15 to 20 hours each week supervising school activities at night and on weekends; Whereas the NAESP National Distinguished Principals program honors exemplary elementary and middle level public, private, and independent school leaders as well as leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense Schools and the U.S. Department of State Overseas Schools, for outstanding leadership...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 781: Expressing support for designation of the month of October 2012 as National Principals Month.

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