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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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District Dossier Blog

10/17 05:05 pm | Philly Teachers' Union Issues Legal Response to Contract Cancellation | The union, angry over the district's unilateral move to cancel the teachers' contract, is asking for the dispute to be moved to Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas

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.

PD Directory

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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
School district police units around the country have acquired armored vehicles, semiautomatic weapons, and grenade launchers through a controversial program run by the Defense Department.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has gone five years without hearing a single case involving a school district or local school official as the party bringing the case or as the respondent.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Five school district technology leaders talk about the lessons they have learned about how to choose and use learning management systems in smart ways.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Comments are being sought on updated standards for what principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and other district heads should know and do.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
The controversial standards share the stage with school finance in the campaign for Arizona's top state schools job, creating some unlikely alliances for this year's election.
September 22, 2014 - Education Week
By systematically implementing, testing, tweaking, and expanding a new support program for novice teachers, Austin educators are aiming to apply research for an immediate impact on the classroom.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week

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