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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. took over at a pivotal time for the agency, in the twilight of the Obama administration.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

The U.S. Department of Education's top official discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, equity, and other education issues. (July 19, 2016)

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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Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
To fulfill their mission of innovation, charter schools shouldn’t stick to one model, write Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
It's in charge of turning around Tennessee's failing schools, but the state's Achievement School District now has its own flunking grade from state comptroller watchdogs.
August 18, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
A year after state lawmakers moved to break up the nation’s fifth-largest school district, a new plan instead would reorganize and decentralize it.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The new federal K-12 law contains strong requirements for input from principals and others as states create new education plans, but some worry state commitment may be far from uniform.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
With the political conventions over, national security and other concerns may tamp down the profile of education in the policy debates leading up to November's presidential election.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
Principals on ESSA: Some states are asking school leaders to weigh in on the new law.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education's top official discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, equity, and other education issues.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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