Leadership and Management

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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

10/01 12:39 pm | Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability | The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.

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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With innovations like the Gap App Challenge and the Music Education Hackathon, Steven Hodas wants to bridge "the moat" between schools and technology entrepreneurs.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Aaron Grossman steered Washoe County's efforts to implement curriculum standards by eschewing commercial interpretations of the standards and enlisting teachers to figure out what works for them.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
As the district's director of family engagement, Tracy Hill is working to give parents the knowledge and tools they need to keep their children on the path to academic success.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher "externships," a STEM academy, and an emphasis on solving real-world problems are part of a comprehensive STEM initiative in the Clarksville-Montgomery County district.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Facing dropping student enrollments, a superintendent and a teachers' union leader collaborated to open up more preschool seats and keep their struggling district viable.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Under Gail Pletnick's leadership, students in Dysart's schools are learning at their own pace, only moving on when they've fully grasped concepts.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
After seeing his district through a raging wildfire, Nicholas Gledich asked his staff to offer their battle-tested wisdom to another district threatened by wildfire.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Geography is no barrier for students in the Lower Kuskokwim district, where Assistant Superintendent Dan Walker has expanded distance learning options, from digital photography to robotics.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The Florida K-12 district was at odds with its 95 charter schools before Robert Runcie came along with an agenda for change and collaboration.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
By marshaling research evidence, finding outside partners, and nailing grants, Dennis Creedon has kept a robust arts program alive in his financially strapped school system.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week

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