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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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The National Association of Elementary School Principals assembled a group of early-career elementary and middle school leaders to provide insights on the day-to-day realities of the job. Here are some highlights.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
A group of first- and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common-core standards.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
A handful of chief state school officers are bringing their years of experience and policy perspective to the superintendency of local school districts.
July 30, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher Anthony Colucci says that, in order for their voices to be heard, teacher leaders need to make their stories interesting and be confident in their skills.
July 14, 2015 - Teacher
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobbie Jindal, and real estate developer Donald Trump are now in the running, each with their own views on education issues.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
From her point of view, English language arts teacher Annette Christiansen tells principals what they can do in order to improve next year's learning environment.
June 24, 2015 - Teacher
Amid sharp criticism, a key set of professional standards for the nation's school leaders will now explicitly address equity, social justice, and ethical behaviors.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Educators agree that social-emotional learning is important, but teachers and school leaders have different perceptions about how well students are faring.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Disagreements between the state's education chief and other officials could complicate work on academic standards, school finance, and other topics.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week

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