Leadership and Management

The latest news about leadership and management, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Leaders To Learn From 2014

With the 2nd annual Leaders To Learn From report, Education Week shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seized on good ideas and executed them effectively in their school systems. (February 4, 2013)

Spotlight on Principals

Principals have long been seen as important to the success of schools. This Spotlight takes a closer look at effective school leadership and the challenges principals face.

Spotlight on Charter School Leadership

Successful charter schools come in many flavors, but many are especially concerned with developing effective leadership. This Spotlight examines the ways schools cultivate new leaders and the many strengths and skills those leaders must draw upon.

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District Dossier Blog

04/24 10:26 am | Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates | A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

On Performance Blog

11/14 01:21 pm | A Farewell | When I started this blog two years ago, I set out to learn what performance means in education. I've focused on teacher and principal evaluation, on international comparisons, ...

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Revealing How Education Leaders Can Work Together on Common-Standards Implementation
In this webinar, our guests provided principals and district leaders with resources to guide them in effective leadership during common core implementation.

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Citing insurmountable administrative and financial challenges, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards voted to end its efforts to develop advanced certification for principals.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Program shows promise in boosting student attendance, engagement, and leadership.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Twenty years after an article appeared in Teacher Magazine about the state of teacher education at one university, Ellis Hurd and Gary Weilbacher weigh in on where the program and teacher education stand today.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Superintendent Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.
April 21, 2014 - AP
To prepare students to be productive, forward-thinking individuals, districts must offer a range of accessible, high-quality, innovative schooling options, writes Heather Zavadsky.
April 18, 2014 - Education Week
Specialized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards are being field-tested for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
A bipartisan bill to encourage states and districts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools wins approval from a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
A new report from Gallup Education shows just how powerful schools and teachers can be in motivating students to take an active role in the classroom.
April 9, 2014 | Updated: April 16, 2014 - Education Week
Major security flaws have been reported in Illinois' new teacher licensing system, putting educators' privacy at risk.
April 4, 2014 - McClatchy-Tribune
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is set to vote next week on whether to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar effort to develop an advanced national credential for principals.
April 3, 2014 - Education Week

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