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

...The potential for increasing one's salary often is at the top of the list of reasons to become a principal. The opposite and highly...education is to regain this status and claim its place among the top 20 education systems in the world, it has to start at the schoolhouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-24/principal-matter
School funding question top task for Deal's education panel

...determining salaries."I think it will be a real missed opportunity if educators next fall return to school and say 'They didn't listen to us, and this is another top-down governors' group foisting their opinions on us,'" Callahan said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-23/school-funding-question-
Gators edge Tigers, Commodores rout Aggies to reach SEC title game

HOOVER, Ala. - Mike Rivera homered to open the top of the ninth inning and Florida beat Louisiana State University...43-16). They'll face Vanderbilt for the title today.The top-seeded Tigers (48-10) had been seeking their third consecutive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/gators-edge-tigers-commo
In world of mounting fees, some stand out

...and lines of service will cost you an extra $160 or more on top of any upfront costs for your handsets, as well as the monthly...Stanford University's nonrefundable $90 application fee tops the list. Other schools, including USC and the University of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/world-mounting-fees-some-s
Blackhawks top Ducks in OT, even series

CHICAGO - Antoine Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-24/blackhawks-top-ducks-ot-ev
Michaux: Ex-Richmond Academy golfer Greyson Sigg thinks Georgia can go run at NCAA Championships

...have no doubt from our end we'll make the top eight and then go from there," Sigg said...Oklahoma's lead and 10 shots out of the top five required to advance.Georgia had to...only two Georgia golfers ? along with top player Lee McCoy ? who has NCAA Championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-23/michaux-ex-richmond-academy-
Austin Dillon takes Xfinity Series race at Charlotte

...fourth career series victory. He has seven top-five finishes in nine Xfinity starts this...at Heartland Park Topeka.Head took the top spot with his Friday run at a track-record...session.Antron Brown remained the fastest in Top Fuel, and Erica Enders held onto the Pro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-23/austin-dillon-takes-xfinit
Rookie pitches into the eighth as Braves beat Brewers

ATLANTA - Atlanta rookie Mike Foltynewicz had command of his pitches, and that gave him the edge he needed to top Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee Brewers.Foltynewicz threw three-hit ball for 72/3 innings, leading the Braves over Nelson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-24/rookie-pitches-eighth-br
Florida State to face N.C. State in ACC title game

...innings.Corey Ray and Colby Fitch each had two hits for the top-seeded Cardinals (43-16).They finished their first ACC...Collins with the winning run.Ryan Bull tied it at 4 in the top of the ninth for Notre Dame (36-20), and Robert Youngdahl's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-05-23/florida-state-face-nc-sta
James, Cavaliers move closer to NBA Finals but need overtime to beat Hawks

...10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. The Cavs needed every single one of them to hold off the top-seeded Hawks, who fought Cleveland until the final seconds despite being without injured shooter Kyle Korver and losing Al...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-05-24/james-cavaliers-move-closer-n