Turnover, Growing Duties Complicate State Chief Role

The rate of departures among state schools chiefs now rivals that of urban superintendents, and some states are turning to district administrators to fill the void at the top. (January 27, 2015)

Program Develops Leaders to Manage School Districts

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is training a new generation of administrators to deftly manage the complex demands of running the nation's school systems. (January 27, 2015)

Ed. School Deans Join Forces to Bolster Teacher Preparation

(January 26, 2015)

TFA-Like Corps Sends College Advisers to High Schools

(January 26, 2015)

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

(January 26, 2015)

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  • Elizabeth Valerio, a KIPP assistant principal, visits a 6th grade math class at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark, N.J. She is training to become the principal of one of the network's schools in St. Louis next fall. —Mark Abramson for Education Week
  • Elizabeth Valerio, a KIPP assistant principal, talks to 6th grader Shihaab Metz at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark, N.J. She is training to become the principal of one of the network’s schools in St. Louis next fall. —Mark Abramson for Education Week
  • Ms. Valerio listens to KIPP Rise Academy Principal David Branson. As part of her training, she has been spending time in KIPP schools around the country to observe and learn from other principals. —Mark Abramson for Education Week

KIPP Principal Training Rooted in the 'Real World'

The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intense training, support. (January 27, 2015)

Is 'Grit' Racist?

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Charters Need Policy and Community Support

Good laws are important, but they aren't the only key to successful charter schools, Nina Rees and Todd Ziebarth say. (January 26, 2016)

Differentiation Doesn't Work

Differentiated instruction adds depth and complexity to teaching, but it's all but impossible to implement in today's classrooms, James Delisle writes. (January 7, 2015)

Politics or Pedagogy: Which One Wins?

In New York, politics seem to trump good pedagogy, writes Peter DeWitt. (January 25, 2015)

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Education Week is recognizing school district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Learn more.

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Digital Directions

What Good Technology Use Looks Like in the Early Years

Educational technology in the classrooms of young children is here to stay. Now, the challenge is making sure it is used appropriately. Belmont Hills Elementary School in Pennsylvania uses technology in the classroom. (January 7, 2015)

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Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year. (January 20, 2015)

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Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama. (January 20, 2015)

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