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Earle Bidwell Responds to Offensive Editorial

Earle Bidwell Responds to Offensive Editorial

September 10th, 2014

On September 9, 2014, an editorial entitled “Hey, language police: That’s so ‘special needs’” appeared in the Journal Inquirer. Assistant Executive Earle Bidwell, who found the editorial to be offensive and misguided, wrote the following response to JI Editor Chris Powell.

 

Mr. Powell:

First, let me answer the question posed 4 sentencesEarle Bidwell Responds to Offensive Editorial

Alternative Schools Need Flexibility

Alternative Schools Need Flexibility

June 5th, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Mike Galluzzo, Co-Director of the CT Principals’ Center, gave testimony to the Connecticut State Board of Education in anticipation of proposed legislation concerning alternative schools. The cogent ideas he presented – which were discussed at meetings this year with principals and other practitioners – are publishedAlternative Schools Need Flexibility

DAWN HOCHSPRUNG: Reflecting One Year Later

DAWN HOCHSPRUNG: Reflecting One Year Later

January 21st, 2014

By Regina Birdsell, Assistant Executive Director

As we mark the one year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we reflect on the impact that Dawn Hochsprung, the charismatic and passionate principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, has had on us all. The underlying beauty of this story is who DawnDAWN HOCHSPRUNG: Reflecting One Year Later

REFRAMING THE CONVERSATION

REFRAMING THE CONVERSATION

January 20th, 2014

By Dr. Michael Buckley, Assistant Executive Director

It’s time to reframe the conversation. I’m tired of hearing about how overwhelmed principals are. Not that they’re not excessively burdened. Any school leader worth her salt in 2014 is that and more (and, truth be told, isn’t that part of the attraction ofREFRAMING THE CONVERSATION

UPDATE ON SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM IN CT

UPDATE ON SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM IN CT

November 15th, 2013

Posted by Executive Director Karissa Niehoff
November 13, 2013

With all of the attention and energy being directed to the implementation of new evaluation guidelines and accountability procedures, the CCSS, school climate initiatives, success plans, etc., there has been little room for consideration of the Secondary School Reform legislation. As schools adoptUPDATE ON SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM IN CT

Welcome to the CAS Executive Staff Blog

Welcome to the CAS Executive Staff Blog

October 1st, 2013

A NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS
Posted by Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff
October 2, 2013

Welcome to the new CAS website and the inaugural posting to our Executive Staff Blog. Our blog will feature postings from all of our executive staff members highlighting professional ideas, activities, best practices and general editorials that areWelcome to the CAS Executive Staff Blog