Helping Principals Create a Culture of Literacy

Posted by on December 16, 2005

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has released a new field guide for school leaders on adolescent literacy. “Creating a Culture of Literacy: A Guide for Middle and High School Principals” discusses the importance of implementing literacy strategies across the curriculum and gives practical steps and examples of ways to confront the deficit in literacy skills in secondary schools. The guide offers specific action steps, successful school profiles, additional research-based expertise, and important tips to remember when building a literacy program at the school building level. Through the help of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation, NASSP is distributing a free copy of the guide to every middle level and high school principal in the country. To read the executive summary and the full guide, visit:

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