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01-02-2011, 11:22 PM
This from the N.Y. Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/education/02principals.html) by Elissa Gootman:
MONDAY is Cathleen P. Black’s first day of school — running them, that is. As Ms. Black, a longtime magazine executive, takes over as chancellor of the New York City school system, we asked some of the city’s most respected principals to give her some advice.

Many of those interviewed were sharply critical of the city’s formula for grading schools on a scale of A through F, and expressed hope that Ms. Black might steer the focus away from standardized tests. Others begged her to do more listening to parents, teachers and principals. One warning sign: several principals said they were afraid to be quoted. “She’s going to be my boss,” one said. “I just found out my Q.R. is at the end of January,” another said, using educrat-ese for the school evaluation process called a Quality Review. “I need her to give me advice.”

Click here to read the advice (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/education/02principals.html) from Edward Tom, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics; Maxine Nodel, Millennium Art Academy; Philip Weinberg, High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology; Dr. Samona Tait, Bronx Preparatory Charter School; Dr. Gregory Hodge, Frederick Douglass Academy; Lisa Ripperger, Public School 234.