The principal matters: A school's success lies with its top leader

...Principals have the ability to tap key members in the community to navigate and advance schools' missions. Community buy-in is paramount for a school's path to achieve excellence. He or she must be able to tap key community members individually and collectively...

Self-driving cars getting dinged in California

...fender-benders, light damage, no injuries, so far caused by human error and inattention."Google said that while safety is paramount some accidents can be expected, given that its cars have gone "the equivalent of over 15 years of typical human driving...

Baltimore looks to Preakness, Orioles to ease civil tension

...any planned demonstrations near Pimlico or at Camden Yards meant to keep Gray's death in the public eye.Security is of paramount importance for the Preakness."We've talked with our help and the police. We're going to have the armed services here...

Lacrosse scoring leader Kyle Thompson's career not done yet

...We're rolling right now as an offense," said freshman Connor Fields, who leads Albany with 56 goals.What looms as paramount for the Great Danes is their performance at the faceoff X. Marr figures Albany has to win at least 40 percent of the draws...

S.C. State gets $100,000 donation from its alumni association

...transparency will be key."Those who are giving must understand clearly what the funding is being used for. I think that's paramount," said Turner, a 1976 graduate, a former commanding officer at Fort Jackson and former director of the state's unemployment...

Re-brand conservatism

...compromise has become a dirty word in politics.Standing on principle is fine, but the value of reasonable negotiation is paramount if we want our government to govern effectively. We gain nothing by caricaturing liberals as amoral servants of the welfare...

State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...later."When (Davis) was a state senator, he didn't make any efforts to do anything," Barbee said. "Now it's paramount, as far as he's concerned."Former Augusta commissioner Don Grantham called Davis' move "premature right now, with...

National lab director seeks next generation of nuclear workers

...people with bad intentions, and there are a lot of materials out there that we'd never want them to get their hands on," said Michalske."Helping our nation and the world do a better job of securing those materials is paramount."

Charter a better course

...lawmakers have been largely left out of the loop. So have Augusta commissioners, another key group whose support is paramount.We would not have expected such haste and political tone-deafness from a minister and former state senator.We believe...

Paramount Pictures agrees to buy DreamWorks SKG

LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures on Sunday agreed to buy independent...acquisition is seen as a critical gambit for Paramount, which has been under orders from...quality of both its movies and earnings. Paramount will pay $775 million in cash and...