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In 2002, Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan stands outside a Chicago high school to announce the names of schools that were selected for planning grants for conversion into smaller schools.
—Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun Times/AP-File

Chicago's Local School Councils 'Experiment' Endures 25 Years of Change

The unique school governance model that gave local parent-majority boards power to hire and fire principals has had some of its authority diluted over the years. (October 7, 2014)

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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10/24 12:30 am | Houston Superintendent Wins Urban Educator of the Year Award | The council said that under Grier's leadership, access to Advanced Placement courses increased and more Houston students took the SAT college entrance exam.

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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, ...

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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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A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Depending on which party takes control of the chamber, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is seen as most likely to helm the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith has been selected as the new chief of Utah schools.
October 13, 2014 - AP
The state is scrambling to hire a company to administer winter tests used for high school graduation after McGraw-Hill Education CTB withdrew from a proposed contract.
October 10, 2014 - Education Week
California education officials must get involved in fixing a slew of scheduling and class-assignment problems that have unconstitutionally deprived students at a Los Angeles high school of weeks of valuable learning time this fall, a judge ruled Wednesday.
October 9, 2014 - AP
The unique school governance model that gave local parent-majority boards power to hire and fire principals has had some of its authority diluted over the years.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Three education leaders discuss how to communicate with colleagues in order to promote risk-free conversations.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
October 7, 2014 | Updated: October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week

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