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

04/22 04:21 pm | School Board Members Should Encourage Community Partnerships, Guide Says | A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

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.

PD Directory

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Advancements in technology are forcing superintendents to put more time and energy into crafting and implementing a vision for how technology should be used to improve schools.
September 30, 2013 - Education Week
One vital characteristic of innovative, forward-thinking districts, observers say, is a commitment to encouraging administrators, teachers, and students to take risks and not be afraid to fail.
September 30, 2013 - Education Week
Houston Superintendent Terry B. Grier and Chief Technology Officer Lenny Schad have learned important lessons about how to work together to improve the use of technology in schools.
September 30, 2013 - Education Week
The struggling city school district is resting its hopes on replicating the success of the Science Leadership Academy, a school that emphasizes tech-focused, project-based learning.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
Local school boards in Virginia gear up for a legal fight against a new law creating a state-run K-12 district for low-performing schools.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
Two leaders of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools reflect on the lessons they have learned about school turnarounds.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
School choice and an end to teacher tenure are among the actions fueling protests in North Carolina, where Republicans control the legislature and governorship.
August 19, 2013 - Education Week
As they prepare to open schools for the year, Philadelphia officials grapple with short-term budget crises and longer-term concerns about the district's financial sustainability.
August 16, 2013 - Education Week

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