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June 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Round-up: Report calls for principals to be more like CEOs, Seattle interns lured with perks

Report calls for principals to be treated more like CEOs (The Atlantic): A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has concluded U.S. principals are underpaid and lack authority in key hiring decisions. The researchers suggest districts should stop regarding principals as “glorified teachers” and instead seek “executives with expertise in instruction, operations and finance.”

Idaho charter students may have to repeat grade after accreditation issues (KUOW): Students who attended the Odyssey Charter School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, last year may have to repeat a grade after an outside accreditation body found several problems at the school. Unlike Idaho, Washington does not require public schools to have independent accreditation.

Seattle tech firms dangle perks to compete for interns: Furnished housing, free food and organized social outings are some of the perks companies like Amazon and Microsoft are using to lure top-notch interns to Seattle.

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