September 14, 2005

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Kati Haycock says that over the past decade, Louisiana's students and educators have made great strides. With help from education leaders, the state can and will recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Special Report: Leading for Learning
This special pullout section is the second of three Education Week annual reports examining leadership in education, a topic of critical concern at a time of ever-increasing expectations for schools.
The idea that schools can improve on their own gives way to a focus on effective district leadership.
In a poll, superintendents report more active roles.
In Gilroy, Calif., educators have learned a common process for improvement planning. The rest is up to schools.
When the Clarksville, Tenn., schools raised expectations for learning, the central office played a leading role in standardizing practice and monitoring data.

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