Tuesday night TV: A Principal Story

September 15, 2009 at 2:07 am 2 comments

Late notice, but this looks good… a PBS documentary about the challenges principals face in turning around low-performing public schools and raising student achievement (including a CPS principal.)

THE PRINCIPAL STORY portrays the challenges principals face in turning around low-performing public schools and raising student achievement. This intimate, emotional one-year journey is seen through the eyes of two dynamic principals: one in only her second year in the Chicago Public School System; and the other, a seven-year veteran in Springfield, IL. The film reveals the struggles these leaders face as they keep their focus on improving teaching and learning amid the competing demands of managing their staffs and engaging their students and communities.

On Tuesday at 9:30 pm and Saturday at 3:00 am (better set the Tivo for that one.)

http://www.wallacefoundation.org/principal-story/Pages/default.aspx

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  • 1. another mommy  |  September 15, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I definitely plan on watching. Hats off to all the principals that are doing their job the way it is supposed to be done. I didn’t realize this but they wear many hats throughout their position: leader, psychologist, accountant, motivational speaker, not only that but having to deal with (sometimes) crazy parents, old buildings w/ bursting pipes and the bureaucracy of the central office…not to mention no child left behind!

  • 2. Nancy Love  |  May 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Here is a new book on the principalship as told by five principals leading mandated change.

    http://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000177392

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