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

07/30 05:47 pm | Maryland Launches Academy to Help Assistant Principals Become Principals | The Governor's Aspiring Principals Academy is a yearlong program that includes in-person meetings along with online coaching, mentoring, and networking for 48 assistant ...

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, ...

On-Demand Webinar

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.

PD Directory

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A new critique of Indiana's efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver.
July 31, 2014 - AP
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
July 31, 2014 - Education Week
Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards.
July 30, 2014 - Education Week
Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds.
July 29, 2014 - Education Week
The extended-day experiment at Brennan-Rogers School in New Haven, Conn., had exhausted students and teachers without making progress towards closing the achievement gap.
July 28, 2014 - Education Week
Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.
July 24, 2014 - AP
While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school's grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed.
July 23, 2014 - Education Week
States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
July 22, 2014 - Education Week
Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned.
July 21, 2014 - Education Week
Schools need teachers to take on leadership roles, argues elementary school teacher Anthony Colucci. But those leadership roles are only valuable when they don't stifle teachers' creativity and individuality.
July 15, 2014 - Teacher

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