Leadership and Management

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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

07/21 10:34 am | Houston School District Targeting North Carolina Teachers | The district in recent months has trained its sights on North Carolina's teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation.

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.

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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
Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Federal reports show that many states with leeway from many NCLB mandates were cited for failing to follow through with plans to turn around their poorest-performing schools.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Federal officials are looking more at how well students with disabilities are taught, and less on strict compliance with voluminous regulations.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of reversing a key precedent allowing public-worker unions to charge "agency fees" to nonmembers.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Model standards used nationwide to prepare, guide, and evaluate school leaders—including principals, their supervisors, and superintendents—are being revised to reflect the jobs' changing roles.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Report is the third post mortem on last year's closures, which shut down 49 schools and affected nearly 12,000 students.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week

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