Text: H.Res.1652 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1652

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                     November 16, 2010.
Whereas the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the 
        National Association of Secondary School Principals have declared the 
        month of October 2010 as National Principals Month;
Whereas school leaders are expected to be educational visionaries, instructional 
        leaders, assessment experts, disciplinarians, community builders, public 
        relations experts, budget analysts, facility managers, special programs 
        administrators, and guardians of various legal, contractual, and policy 
        mandates and initiatives as well as being entrusted with our young 
        people, our most valuable resource;
Whereas principals set the academic tone for their schools and work 
        collaboratively with teachers to develop and maintain high curriculum 
        standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and 
Whereas the vision, dedication, and determination of a school leader provides 
        the mobilizing force behind a school reform effort;
Whereas leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-
        related factors that contribute to student achievement, according to 
        research conducted by the Wallace Foundation;
Whereas principal and teacher effectiveness have a significant impact on student 
        achievement, and studies find no examples of success in turnaround 
        schools without effective principal leadership, according to New Leaders 
        for New Schools;
Whereas the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 1 in 3 
        education administrators works more than 40 hours a week and often works 
        an additional 15 to 20 hours each week supervising school activities at 
        night and on weekends;
Whereas assistant principals also play a crucial role providing leadership and 
        charting a successful course at a school;
Whereas the NAESP National Distinguished Principals program honors exemplary 
        elementary and middle level public, private, and independent school 
        leaders as well as leaders from the U.S. Department of Defense Schools 
        and the U.S. Department of State Overseas Schools, for outstanding 
        leadership for student learning and the profession;
Whereas the MetLife-NASSP Principal of the Year program began in 1993 as a means 
        to recognize outstanding middle level and high school principals who 
        have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for 
        students as well as their exemplary contributions to the profession;
Whereas the celebration of National Principals Month would honor elementary, 
        middle level, and high school principals and recognize the importance of 
        school leadership in ensuring that every child has access to a high-
        quality education; and
Whereas the month of October 2010 would be an appropriate month to designate as 
        National Principals Month: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) honors and recognizes the contribution of school principals and 
        assistant principals to the success of students in the Nation's 
        elementary and secondary schools;
            (2) supports the designation of National Principals Month; and
            (3) encourages the people of the United States to observe National 
        Principals Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote 
        awareness of school leadership in ensuring that every child has access 
        to a high-quality education.