The pool of potential headmasters for elite private schools is shrinking, some private school insiders say. Statistics from the National Association of Independent Schools show that the turnover rate has increased in recent years, largely because of high stress levels.
Many Connecticut educators say the CAPT exam has forced schools to focus on developing students' analytical and problem-solving skills. Passing rates have remained low, leading some to question whether the state set the academic bar too high.
The quality of a school's Web site sometimes is a reflection of the kind of experiences a school offers students and parents, according to one writer. Web sites can be a good way for schools to communicate with parents, but some administrators and PTAs lack the technical expertise to maintain them, the writer says.