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Christopher Cerf, who was then acting New Jersey Commissioner of Education, addresses a 2011 news conference at an elementary school in Cherry Hill, N.J. Earlier this month, he became Newark’s superintendent until the district shifts from state to local control next year.
—Mel Evans/AP-File

State Chiefs Who Take the Local Reins

A handful of chief state school officers are bringing their years of experience and policy perspective to the superintendency of local school districts. (July 31, 2015)

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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A years-long effort to revise professional standards for principals, assistant principals, and other administrators has recently led to a dispute over which key aspects of the job should be emphasized.
May 8, 2015 - Education Week
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to legalize gay marriage nationally, recent research estimates some 210,000 children under 18 are being raised by same-sex couples.
April 29, 2015 - Education Week
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, moves to end its partnership with the SUPES Academy, which has become embroiled in an FBI investigation into its $20.5 million no-bid contract with the Chicago public schools.
April 28, 2015 - Education Week
Schools that are led by teachers can be a great option for teachers and students alike, writes Lori Nazareno. Having helped launch one, she shares her advice for teachers who are interested in making their own schools more teacher-powered.
April 22, 2015 - Teacher
The Clark County, Nev., and Denver districts are testing a new approach to school leadership, giving successful administrators more than one school to manage.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls—Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio—aren’t necessarily in lockstep with congressional education leaders on key issues.
April 20, 2015 - Education Week
Most of the former educators convicted in a cheating scandal will remain free on bond while they appeal.
April 17, 2015 - Education Week
Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton resigned after nearly three years as the state's first appointed head of public schools.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
The conviction of 11 former educators on state racketeering charges that could land them behind bars has ignited debate about whether the punishment fits the crime.
April 8, 2015 - Education Week
When a school superintendent leaves the position, or is fired, it can complicate a district's relationship with private funders that make heavy investments in a variety of school improvement efforts.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week

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