Leadership and Management

The latest news about leadership and management, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Leaders To Learn From 2014

With the 2nd annual Leaders To Learn From report, Education Week shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seized on good ideas and executed them effectively in their school systems. (February 4, 2013)

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

09/02 02:57 pm | Kansas City District Improves Academic Status, Avoids Student Transfers | The 13,000-student district regains "provisional" accreditation with three straight years of growth on academic measures.

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, ...

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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In Oakland, Maria Santos uses "instructional rounds," much like those in teaching hospitals, to coach educators on how best to involve ELL students in academic discourse.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Jessica Cuthbertson describes a week in the life of a "hybrid" teacher.
February 19, 2014 - Teacher
An equitable finance formula must consider whether the proportion of state aid is enough to level the playing field between rich and poor districts, write Marin Gjaja, J. Puckett, and Matt Ryder.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
A group of prominent schools chiefs want the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to include fewer testing requirements and more leeway for high-performing districts.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The Wallace Foundation is planning to sink $24 million into a new six-district initiative to improve the conditions and skill sets of principal supervisors.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Principals and other leaders must make tuning into their schools' emotional climates a priority, write Kyle E. Blanchfield and Peter D. Ladd.
February 14, 2014 - Education Week
This year, 36 states have gubernatorial elections, seven have elections for state schools superintendent, and 46 have legislative elections for one or both chambers. With the candidate landscape still unfolding, here are some likely hot spots.
February 5, 2014 - Education Week (Web)
With their legislative sessions in full swing and governors laying out their budget priorities, early-childhood education takes center stage.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
With three dozen governorships and more than 6,000 legislative seats on the ballot, this year's elections could prove pivotal for key education issues.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week

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