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Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans
Most of city principals who had been penalized over attendance removed from improvement plans

Two months after nearly one-third of the city's principals were penalized over poor student attendance, the school system has made marked progress, education officials said at a hearing Thursday called by City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. In March, interim CEO Tisha Edwards placed 61 principals on "performance improvement plans" or PIPs — usually a precursor of dismissal that can affect end-of-year evaluations and pay raises. They were told to reduce the number of students considered "at risk" of missing more than 20 days of school. The plan drew criticism from the principals union and Clarke, who heads the City Council's education committee, for...

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