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   Principal to Principal eNews November 2012   
Kids Are Authors Program Connects with Common Core Standards
Kids Are Authors Implementing the new Common Core State Standards is challenging enough, but implementing them in a fun, practical way adds an additional challenge - one met by both winners of the 2012 Scholastic Book Fairs Kids Are Authors awards.

'It was a great learning experience' >>

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'Reading Is Non-Negotiable' at College-Themed Texas School
The sign in front of Lariza Liner's school clearly expresses her attitude toward reading: "Read 20 minutes every single day. No excuses." Learn more about this "no-excuses" campus.

'Elementary school is where the path to college begins' >>

Lariza takes a moment to work one-on-one with students, who must read daily.
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Promote Virtual Book Clubs, Prioritize Your Inbox
Dr. L. Robert Furman Dr. L. Robert Furman - principal, blogger, and author of Instructional Technology Tools - helps us get a handle on priorities: creating 21st-century learners and managing that inbox whose contents grow like a fungus on a locker room floor.

Guess what? There's an app for that >>
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The Role of Principals as Reader Leaders
Booktalking Want to inspire reading among your students? How about reading books at their level for yourself? Check out the latest tips from teacher and author Donalyn Miller and longtime principal and literacy blogger Alyson Beecher

'Children want to read what we are reading' >>
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 How 21st-century learning skills can help to create a winning Kids Are Authors book
 Principal Janet Fawcett shares firsthand insight into the benefits of hosting a Read and Rise event
 Use handy starter cards to inspire motivational booktalks
 Give your students a vote in determining what YOU would do for reading
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Now-June  Set and achieve reading goals for your students through Read 100,000
June 11-13  Sign up now for the 2013 NAESP National Conference and Expo of the Year
Starting June 25  Plan to attend a 2013 Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit for Educational Leaders near you
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 America earns C- on report card for children
 Blogger Suzanne Tingley looks at the practice of using prescription drugs to improve student academic performance in low-income schools
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 Transition to the Common Core Standards using these Scholastic products
 Follow Alyson Beecher's blog for tips on promoting literacy using titles from a variety of genres
 Inspire and motivate young readers using best practices from Donalyn Miller
 Take advantage of resources available through the NAESP
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