The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Selects edWeb.net Platform to Build Online Professional Learning Communities for School Leaders

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edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, and the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals (NASSP) are delighted to announce a collaboration to create online professional communities for school leaders. The launch of the NASSP community, School Leadership Network on the edWeb.net platform comes at a time when principals reveal a readiness to participate in online discussions.

edWeb.net, a professional social network for the education community, and the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals (NASSP) are delighted to announce a collaboration to create online professional communities for school leaders.

The launch of the NASSP community, School Leadership Network on the edWeb.net platform comes at a time when principals reveal a readiness to participate in online discussions, as demonstrated in recent research conducted by edWeb.net and sponsored by MCH Strategic Data. “NASSP has spent the past several years watching the evolution of education communities online and gauging principals’ interest and participation,” said Bob Farrace, senior director for communications and development at NASSP, “We’re seeing increasing numbers of principals participate and we’re confident that we have the right platform on which to engage them.”

Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, commented, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with NASSP to help principals connect. We see the power of connectivity on edWeb everyday and know this will give principals an exceptional new way to share information, challenges, opportunities, and results.”

This new collaboration also evolves The Long Conference, a longstanding middle level feature at the annual NASSP Conference established in memory of Forrest E. Long, an advocate of quality middle level education and founder of MCH Strategic Data. With financial support from the Long family, the conference aimed to engage principals in discussing and exchanging educational practices. That mission remains; only the medium has changed.

Peter Long, chairman of MCH Strategic Data and grandson of Forrest Long, commented, “My grandfather was both an educator and an innovator. He believed in the power of sharing information and ideas. I know that he would be cheering us on as we work with NASSP, in his memory, to transform The Long Conference into an online learning community.”

Principals and other school leaders can join the community by setting up an edWeb.net profile and visiting http://www.edWeb.net/principals.

About NASSP

In existence since 1916, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership. NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit http://www.principals.org.

About edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a professional social network for the education community. Members can connect with peers, share information and resources, spread innovative ideas, and create professional learning communities. edWeb promotes collaboration with easy-to-use tools like blogs, discussions, messaging, calendars, polling, wikis, and file sharing. The edWeb is creating new models for online professional development and is transforming education through social networking. edWeb has partnered with MCH Strategic Data to reach out to more than 3 million K-12 educators in the U. S. edWeb is free for educators and is funded with the support of our corporate partners and sponsors. For more information, contact Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO, at 800-575-6015, ext. 100, or by email at lisa@edweb.net. Join edWeb at http://www.edweb.net.

About MCH Strategic Data

MCH Strategic Data is a leading source of compiled data on education, health, and government institutions in the United States. MCH has provided education marketing data for more than 80 years and recently acquired the QED Education Database. MCH is a strategic partner of edWeb.net and is helping to spread the word about the edWeb to the preK-12 education community. For more information, contact Peter Long, CEO, at 816-309-7666, or by email at peterlong(at)mchdata(dotcom. Visit the MCH Strategic Data website at http://www.mchdata.com.

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