Spotlight on School and District Leadership

Education Week Spotlight Series

On School and District Leadership

The Education Week Spotlight on School and District Leadership is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Developing nontraditional pathways for school and district leaders
  • Examining how charter schools fit within school governance models
  • Improving principal quality through evaluation and preparation programs
  • Exploring school superintendent turnover and governance restructuring
  • Partnering up on STEM education initiatives
  • Using social networking to build community among teachers

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF. The Spotlight is made possible in part by a grant from the Wallace Foundation, which supports coverage of public school leadership, extended and expanded learning time, and arts learning. More at

Like Teach For America, the fast-growing nonprofit group broadens the pipeline into education by drawing young talent from outside traditional preparation programs.
November 13, 2013 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

With a state-run school district, an influx of charters, and a new Innovation Zone, Memphis is looking for a total transformation of its school system.
October 9, 2013 – Education Week

Chicago Upgrades Its Principal Pipeline
Amid a wave of school closings, Chicago is forging ahead with plans to groom a crop of high-performing principals.
June 12, 2013 – Education Week

At least 17 well-known districts are facing superintendent vacancies, and the turnover may bring big changes in some school systems.
May 15, 2013 – Education Week

Linda Hicks' mission became clear when she took the helm of Battle Creek's schools: Ensure that students get the STEM skills they need to land a job with one of the area’s food manufacturers or research facilities.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Six years after Dennis Stockdale's arrival, schools in the Garrett-Keyser-Butler district have leapt into the 21st century.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Kyle Pace, an instructional technology specialist in Lee's Summit, is teaching teachers how to take charge of their own professional development through social networking.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

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