NPRC Best Practices: Federal Mandates—Common Core

NAESP National Principals Resource Center

Best Practices: Federal Mandates—
Common Core

Articles from Principal Magazine

Principal coverPrincipal September/October 2015:
“Managing Teacher Talent”

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Principal coverPrincipal January/February 2014:
“Assessments, Evaluations, and Data”

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Articles from Communicator

Communicator December 2013:
“Combat Common Core Time Crunches”

These five solutions will help your teachers find time for deeper instruction in the new standards. Read more.

Communicator January 2013:
“Twelve Key Common Core Shifts: Action Steps for Principals”

This excerpt from a new action brief explores the principal's role in leading Common Core change. Read more.

Communicator May 2012:
“Common Core Implementation Checklist for Principals”

NAESP developed this checklist to help you determine what bodies of knowledge and skill sets you will need in leading your school into using the new standards. Read more.

NAESP Conference Presentations

Presentation imageCommon Core through the Arts Integration Lens: Theatre Strategies Aligned with Standards to Promote Achievement

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Primary Presenter

Jamie A. Hipp, M.A.T. - East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Schools are increasingly constrained by high stakes testing requirements and budget cuts. In lieu of marginalizing the arts altogether, school administrators should advocate arts-integrated (AI) practices and professional development for increased critical and creative thinking. This experiential session integrates the Theatre Arts with Common Core Standards for the elementary environment.

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Presentation imageWrite to the Top – Essential Tools for Assessment Success

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Primary Presenter

Emil Carafa, B.A. Special Education, M.A. Special Education - Washington Elementary School


Are you ready for the new writing expectations? Do you have the tools to ensure that they can be successful? This session will help you evaluate your current writing program and will provide you with tools you need to create effective writing instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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