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Principal Kathleen L. Decker talks with art teacher Michael Cababe at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, an elementary school in Las Vegas.
—Josh Hawkins for Education Week

Top Principals Expand Reach to Multiple Schools

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 27, 2015)

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

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 ...

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.

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Those championing the movement see it as a necessary structural change to school systems, and one that is capable of being more than a fleeting trend.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
The Teaching Ambassador Fellows at the U.S. Department of Education have sought to bring teacher leadership to federal policy.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
The president wants a 7 percent hike in funding for the U.S. Department of Education, but a GOP-controlled Congress has pledged to keep a tight rein on spending.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
How schools treat young journalists matters because the future of journalism is precarious, writes Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
Condoleezza Rice's ascension to the top spot at the Foundation for Excellence in Education is among several recent transitions at influential advocacy organizations sharing similar priorities.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
The rate of departures among state schools chiefs now rivals that of urban superintendents, and some states are turning to district administrators to fill the void at the top.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
More than a dozen education school deans are banding together, aiming to design a coherent curricula for teacher-preparation programs.
January 26, 2015 - Education Week
State leaders work to upgrade the principal ranks through training and coaching of talented administrators looking to move up.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
The need for more high-quality professional development for school leaders is gaining traction in local districts and with state and federal policymakers.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
School districts are working to retool the responsibilities of principal supervisors, who have traditionally been charged with making sure principals—and the schools they run—comply with rules and regulations.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week

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