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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

10/20 05:44 pm | Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins Temporary Injunction in Contract Dispute | While the union has succeeded in temporarily blocking a requirement that its members contribute to their health benefits, broader questions about the school district's ...

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, ...

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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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Three reports highlight differences in how much districts spend, what they get in return, and how government policies exacerbate disparities.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
Arthur Levine shares lessons learned in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's efforts to attract and prepare high-ability teacher-candidates for work in struggling schools.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
July 31, 2014 - Education Week
Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards.
July 30, 2014 - Education Week
Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds.
July 29, 2014 - Education Week
The extended-day experiment at Brennan-Rogers School in New Haven, Conn., had exhausted students and teachers without making progress towards closing the achievement gap.
July 28, 2014 - Education Week
While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school's grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed.
July 23, 2014 - Education Week
States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
July 22, 2014 - Education Week

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