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.

Issue Backgrounder

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District Dossier Blog

04/15 09:57 am | National Board Votes to End Principal-Certification Program | Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced ...

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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School-Wide Improvement Efforts

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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
Congressional Republicans and Democrats are at work on competing proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Use our interactive explorer to take a deeper dive into each proposal.
August 13, 2013 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells Education Week he sees no need to step up the federal role in new accountability systems under NCLB waivers.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
The resignation of Commissioner of Education Tony Bennett amid a school grade-changing controversy stemming from his tenure in Indiana spotlights the complexities and pitfalls of school accountability systems.
August 5, 2013 - Education Week
Opponents of the Common Core State Standards take aim at assessments aligned to the standards, seeing them as a weak link that may slow the common core's momentum.
August 2, 2013 | Updated: August 7, 2013 - Education Week

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