56 How High-Poverty Schools
Are Getting It Done
Karin Chenoweth and Christina Theokas
High-poverty, high-achieving schools all have
excellent leaders who focus on building the
capacity of teachers.
60 Principal Evaluation from
the Ground Up
James H. Stronge
Seven research-based standards for principal
66 Principals Who Think
Why and how leaders must support the learning
needs of their faculties.
70 Tweeting the Good News—
and Other Ways to Use
Twitter alerts and school blogs speed up a district’s
74 Drafted! An Urban
Deborah S. Peterson
A principal who was assigned a job in a struggling
school tells what helped her survive and thrive.
Cover: Type design by Lindsey Heyl Smith
Illustrations © James Yang
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7 How Are You Doing?
Listen online at www.ascd.org/el.
79 A Principal’s Success Requires People Skills
One-on-one relationships are key to implementing good ideas.
Art and Science of Teaching
82 The Principal’s Role in Hierarchical Evaluation
Robert J. Marzano
Frameworks for getting work defined and aligned.
84 The Changing Role of the Technology Director
Technology and education expertise must coalesce.
86 Who Decides What?
Thomas R. Hoerr
How much autonomy do you give away?
One to Grow On
88 Freed from the Box
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Remembering principals—the weak, the good, the golden.
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Tell Me About…
91 The Best Principal You’ve Ever Known
92 Index to Advertisers
94 ASCD Community in Action
What EL Readers Think
A report on the recent EL Readers Survey
96 Six Precepts for Principals