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Elementary Concerns

Earlier this year, the National Association of Elementary School Principals asked its members' views on the importance of a number of school-related issues. Here are some of the results:

Finding ways to motivate students and
maintain high expectations.
74% 23% 3%
Keeping schools safe for students and staff 49% 37% 14%
Competing with--or adjusting to--for-profit companies 8% 24% 68%
Educating children (and families) who don't speak English 20% 32% 48%
Finding time to effectively supervise and
evaluate staff
62% 31% 7%
Handling discipline and violence problems
with students
41% 44% 15%
Finding ways to help parents become more
committed and involved
65% 29% 6%

SOURCE: National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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