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President Barack Obama pats U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s back as Duncan announces that he will be stepping down in December after seven years in the administration.
—Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Leadership Issues Could Cloud Federal K-12 Picture

Turnover in top leadership in Congress and at the Education Department complicates the prospects for completing unfinished business on education policy. (October 12, 2015)

Spotlight on Human Capital Management

In this Spotlight, examine the factors that trigger high rates of teacher attrition, read how districts are improving the screening process for hiring teachers, and learn about creating effective recruitment and retention strategies.

Spotlight on Principal Evaluation & Leadership

In this Spotlight, explore competing models and standards for principal evaluation, read research and commentary on improving school leadership, and reconsider the role of principal supervisors.

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District Dossier Blog

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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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In their indictment of Barbara Byrd-Bennett, federal prosecutors allege the former superintendent steered a $23 million, no-bid contract to her former employers.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Turnover in top leadership in Congress and at the Education Department complicates the prospects for completing unfinished business on education policy.
October 12, 2015 - Education Week
John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan.
October 12, 2015 - Education Week
In a state where charters have generated scandal-ridden headlines for years, critics and advocates alike are calling for tougher oversight.
October 9, 2015 - Education Week
Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
The American Express Foundation is investing nearly $2.5 million in a diverse array of programs that aim to develop and support school leaders.
October 2, 2015 - Education Week
The latest face-off among Republicans running for the White House included allusions to federal overreach, little of substance on K-12.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The education secretary hit the road a multistate, back-to-school trek, joined at one point by President Barack Obama.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.
September 21, 2015 - AP

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