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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. took over at a pivotal time for the agency, in the twilight of the Obama administration.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

The U.S. Department of Education's top official discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, equity, and other education issues. (July 19, 2016)

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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Educators and lawmakers in some states want to move away from one-size-fits-all school rankings and offer more information using a model drawn from the business world.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Merrick B. Garland, nominated for a U.S. Supreme Court seat, clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. in the 1978-79 term, which included high-profile education cases.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
The state's governor and legislature are struggling to agree on a spending plan, amid competing proposals on how to distribute K-12 education dollars.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some advice on self-advocacy that she's learned on her teacher-leadership journey.
April 29, 2016 – Teacher
The U.S. Supreme Court's deadlock in a case over teachers' union fees for non-members was a relief for organized labor, but cases on the issue still percolate in the lower courts.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Schools often buy technology for the classroom on the basis of marketing rather than careful analysis, writes Harold O. Levy.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Modest gains by delegate groups associated with the U.S. Department of Education's Teach to Lead initiative show the difficulties in gaining policy traction around ideas to give teachers more influence in school systems.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
The challenges facing the principal profession are more universal than Americans might realize, writes psychologist Robert Evans.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
In many K-12 systems, the jobs of chief academic officers and chief technology officers are increasingly intertwined as technology has become essential to teaching and learning.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week
Despite his low-tech background, Summit Public Schools' CAO is central to the charter network's move toward customized student learning.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week

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