$1 Millon at Stake in 2016–17 NHS Scholarship Program

All National Honor Society (NHS) senior members in good standing are eligible to apply for the NHS Scholarship. The highly regarded scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 academic year. The program will award a new record sum of scholarships this academic year, with $1 million being shared among 400 winners. One national winner will claim a $20,125 award. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2017. All applicants must get a recommendation from an adviser, a principal, and another faculty member. Advisers must also certify their members’ applications. Recommendations and certifications are due by February 10, 2017. For more information, visit www.nhs.us/scholarship

Every Student Succeeds Act Toolkit Now Available

Have you heard about the newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), but are not quite sure what it means for your school, students, and faculty? NASSP understands that state governments and school leaders need help understanding and sifting through the new regulations to discover how this act will impact their schools, students, and communities. NASSP, in partnership with Washington Partners, has developed a toolkit to make understanding ESSA easier for NASSP members and other school leaders. The ESSA Toolkit for Principals provides informative fact sheets, templates, sample social media posts, tutorials, and useful tools for working with state legislators, all within a single location. It is important for you as a school leader to utilize your position to shape the education that your students receive. To see the entire toolkit, visit www.nassp.org/ESSA-toolkit.

Resources for Principals in One Place — The Center for Principal Leadership

The Center for Principal Leadership was recently launched as a virtual portal where you can connect with colleagues and other experts toenhance your skills, explore current trends and research, and celebrate your successes. Specifically, you can easily access Principal Expert of the Week posts that are published every Thursday, as well as the newest #PrinLeaderChat, information on Principal of the Year, Breakthrough Schools, and more. You can visit the Center for Principal Leadership now at www.nassp.org/princenter.