Leadership and Management

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

Leaders To Learn From

Education Week's annual Leaders To Learn From report shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Learn more and get a sneak peak at four of the leaders to be featured in the 2015 report.

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

07/11 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 ...

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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The spending plan would place increased weight on standardized test scores in teachers' evaluations and make it harder for teachers to earn tenure.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Enacting policies that support and encourage district and school-level student engagement efforts should be a priority, says the National Association of State Boards of Education.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Hands-on, technology-enhanced learning can help students become more interested and involved in the political process, writes Jean MacCormack.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
The CAO of the Aurora, Colo., public schools describes how a change in the district's organizational structure has had a positive impact on student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
The CAO and accountability officer for the Kansas City, Mo., schools talks about setting goals and monitoring progress for a district that lost its accreditation in 2012.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
The CAO of the Cleveland public schools is trying to set higher academic expectations for a district with a high school graduation rate of 64 percent.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
Most district officials who serve as chief academic officers answer directly to their school systems’ superintendents, though some CAOs report to other administrators, a survey by the Education Week Research Center shows.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
In addition to overseeing curriculum and instruction, district officials responding to an Education Week Research Center survey indicated that they also have other leadership duties.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
Organizational charts for the Albuquerque, N.M., public school system and the District of Columbia public schools highlight differences in the lines of authority over assessment for those districts.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
Some school districts are testing new approaches to address a common challenge: how to get academic and technology departments to work more closely together.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week

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