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Christopher Cerf, who was then acting New Jersey Commissioner of Education, addresses a 2011 news conference at an elementary school in Cherry Hill, N.J. Earlier this month, he became Newark’s superintendent until the district shifts from state to local control next year.
—Mel Evans/AP-File

State Chiefs Who Take the Local Reins

A handful of chief state school officers are bringing their years of experience and policy perspective to the superintendency of local school districts. (July 31, 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

07/11 03:21 pm | The State of Public Education; The State of Movements for Human Rights | As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  I want to take the opportunity of this last blog ...

On Performance Blog

11/14 01:24 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 ...

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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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Michelle Obama's initiative seeks to remove barriers that keep about 62 million girls around the world from attending school.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
A half-dozen White House hopefuls talk common core, teachers' unions, and the federal role in K-12 at a New Hampshire event.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: The New Orleans charter school experience offers a model in upending racial inequity.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers need not be intimidated by administrators when working on collaboration for the future, says teacher mentor Precious Crabtree.
August 25, 2015 - Teacher
Nancy Golden, the woman who replaced the controversial Rudy Crew as Oregon's chief education officer, is retiring after just two years on the job.
August 25, 2015 - AP
The National Association of Elementary School Principals assembled a group of early-career elementary and middle school leaders to provide insights on the day-to-day realities of the job. Here are some highlights.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
A group of first- and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common-core standards.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
A handful of chief state school officers are bringing their years of experience and policy perspective to the superintendency of local school districts.
July 30, 2015 - Education Week

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