New Visions of Leadership

This Education Week series covers leadership issues in education—including governance, management, and labor relations.

Through the Center for Education Reform, Jeanne Allen has supplied an arsenal of ammunition in the battle for charter schools and vouchers and a steady stream of jabs at teachers' unions, school boards, and others she collectively dismisses as "the blob."
November 12, 2003 – Education Week

To his critics, Eric J. Smith, superintendent of Anne Arundel County, Md., public schools, is uncompromising, but that's also what his fans say. A year in the life of this hard-charging superintendent shows what it takes to overhaul a school system.
July 9, 2003 – Education Week

In a city whose hopes for better schools have soared and fallen with successive superintendents, Paul G. Vallas has simultaneously created a buzz of excitement and raised many a skeptical eyebrow.
May 14, 2003 – Education Week

Gene Hickok, the undersecretary of education in charge of making the No Child Left Behind Act a reality and a true-believer conservative with a history of hackle-raising, may be developing a taste for shades of gray.
April 16, 2003 – Education Week

David Driscoll, Massachusetts' commissioner of education, is running late. For the man who oversees the commonwealth's 1,903 schools, it's a typical morning in a busy year.
March 5, 2003 – Education Week

Five years ago, former Silicon Valley software mogul Reed Hastings returned to academia and kicked off a chain of events that has catapulted him to the upper echelons of education leadership in the nation's largest state.
February 26, 2003 – Education Week

With a new school board set to take office this week, the Hartford, Conn., district is winding up a year of dramatic leadership changes. Not only will the event mark the end of a five-year state takeover, it also comes on the heels of the resignation of Superintendent Anthony S. Amato, who is credited with putting student performance on an upward climb.
December 4, 2002 – Education Week

Under Mike Moses' leadership, the Dallas public schools are regaining credibility in the community, and making academic strides, after years of turmoil.
October 2, 2002 – Education Week

Chicago's teachers' union president wants to push the organization in new directions. Many within the membership don't want to travel those routes.
June 5, 2002 – Education Week

With about half the city's public schools being led by someone with less than three years' experience on the job and more than 260 principals eligible to retire at the end of this school year, the New York City school system is scrambling to prepare new leaders.

May 29, 2002 – Education Week

Venture philanthropists have sought to distinguish themselves from traditional gift-giving organizations. They've raised a few eyebrows in the foundation world, where some argue that the business-investment strategy is a bad fit for trying to solve social ills like poverty, crime, and inferior education.
April 24, 2002 – Education Week

In a recent meeting arranged for Education Week by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, six administrators who together boast nearly 90 years of experience as principals detailed a seemingly boundless job.
April 17, 2002 – Education Week

Leaders of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are aiming to overhaul the way they do business in an attempt to make their institutions more meaningful to younger teachers. Includes "Minneapolis Labor Leaders Mold a Different Kind of Union."
January 30, 2002 – Education Week

The president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers knows that her youngest union members don't rush home after school to paint union placards.
January 30, 2002 – Education Week

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