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

04/15 09:57 am | National Board Votes to End Principal-Certification Program | Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced ...

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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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
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, plans to pour new energy into bolstering funding for special education.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
The candidates include a Democratic incumbent who's angered teachers' unions over pensions and a Republican hopeful they view as a threat to public workers' rights.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
The lawsuit by the Tennessee Education Association calls the portion of the state teacher-evaluation system based on student test scores arbitrary and flawed.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
Principals spend only a small fraction of their day on instruction-related duties, and new research suggests that some of that time may be wasted.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
The superintendent, appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is drawing strong resistance to her efforts to expand the city's charter presence, dismiss teachers, and sell off school buildings.
March 17, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week

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