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

04/22 04:21 pm | School Board Members Should Encourage Community Partnerships, Guide Says | A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

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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Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, plans to pour new energy into bolstering funding for special education.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
The candidates include a Democratic incumbent who's angered teachers' unions over pensions and a Republican hopeful they view as a threat to public workers' rights.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
The lawsuit by the Tennessee Education Association calls the portion of the state teacher-evaluation system based on student test scores arbitrary and flawed.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
Principals spend only a small fraction of their day on instruction-related duties, and new research suggests that some of that time may be wasted.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
The superintendent, appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is drawing strong resistance to her efforts to expand the city's charter presence, dismiss teachers, and sell off school buildings.
March 17, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week
Angered by Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind co-location agreements for some charter schools, thousands of protesters took their fight to the state capitol.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
For some students, high-quality career and technical education offers a better fit and future than preparation for college, Jean Evans Davila writes.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
A law that lets students transfer out of unaccredited districts is forcing debate over what the state should do for school systems on the brink of failing.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
If approved, the new federal regulations would limit displays of product logos on vending machines, scoreboards, lunchroom posters, and menu boards on school campuses.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week
Early-childhood education is an area ripe for gubernatorial leadership, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told members of the National Governors Association.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week

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