Spotlight on Charter School Leadership

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On Charter School Leadership

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Education Week's Spotlight on Charter School Leadership brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Succession planning to ensure school stability
  • What it takes to open a charter school, including marketing, hiring, and facilities
  • Practical leadership lessons informed by business
  • One city’s expansion of charter schools
  • The role of philanthropy in the development of charter schools
  • Preparation programs for charter school leadership
  • The growth of charter management organizations
  • Research on who leads charter schools, why they do it, and where they struggle

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From her first day on the job in 2001, Susan Schaeffler, founder of the first Knowledge Is Power Program school in the District of Columbia, hired teachers with an eye to their leadership potential.
April 16, 2008 – Education Week

Two principals act as administrators, organizers, marketers, and advocates in their mission to open a charter school for boys in New Orleans.
September 10, 2008 – Education Week

The Minnesota Leadership Academy for Charter and Alternative Public Schools pairs practicing and aspiring principals and other school administrators with business leaders.
December 3, 2008 – Education Week

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With backing from foundations and a mayor who champions choice, Newark, N.J., may emerge as a model for other cities seeking to strengthen and expand their charter school sectors.
October 8, 2008 – Education Week

A growing field of specialty programs has emerged to train principals for the demands of running charter schools.
September 10, 2008 – Education Week

A new approach to the leadership and management of public schools has taken hold over the past decade, with the emergence of nonprofit groups that start and operate networks of charter schools.
September 10, 2008 – Education Week

Being a charter school leader brings other challenges not often faced by principals of traditional public schools, who receive support from their districts’ central offices.
September 10, 2008 – Education Week

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