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School & District Management Q&A Serving as Substitute Teacher, Superintendent Gets Fresh View of Schools' COVID Struggles
A superintendent shares her experiences on TikTok after substituting as a teacher in her district because of a staffing shortage.
Evie Blad, December 20, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Why This Assistant Superintendent 'Jumped Into TikTok With Both Goofy, Size 14 Feet'
An assistant superintendent joined TikTok, and in the process, it gave him an outlet to achieve better mental health.
Tim Dawkins, November 11, 2021
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Professional Development From Our Research Center What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed hundreds of educators about their professional development access, requirements, and preferences.
EdWeek Research Center, November 2, 2021
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Professional Development Teaming Up School and District Leaders: A Win-Win Approach to PD
Some professional development programs get district and school leaders working together in an effort to align policies and goals.
Denisa R. Superville, November 2, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Toxic Positivity Has No Place in Schools
Educators can’t do everything, but we can do some things, writes district leader Cherisse Campbell.
Cherisse Campbell, October 14, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion The Pandemic's Glaring Lessons for District Leaders
A lack of transparent decisionmaking and clinging to concepts like "seat hours" are among mistakes districts have made during the pandemic.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 28, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion What Ted Lasso Can Teach About Schooling
Kindness, optimism, and good cheer are important things, but they mustn’t be allowed to excuse ignorance, ineptitude, or failure.
Rick Hess, September 28, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion 7 Mistakes Districts Have Made During the Pandemic
Arrogance and looking at students through the lens of deficits, instead of assets, are among the blunders.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 26, 2021
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School & District Management Local School Boards Are Banning Critical Race Theory. Here's How That Looks in 7 Districts
Districts' "critical race theory" bans have resulted in abandoned DEI initiatives, widespread confusion and, for Black parents, distrust.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 25, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Q&A Collections: Administrator Leadership
Ten years of posts from and about principals and superintendents.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 14, 2021
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Education Funding Can Governors Really Take Money From Schools Over Masks?
State leaders are using the threat of funding cuts as a weapon in the mask debate—but it's not clear if they can or will follow through.
Mark Lieberman, August 13, 2021
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