School & District Management Masks or No Masks: School Leaders Say They Can't Make Anyone Happy
More states are passing the buck on masking requirements to districts—and superintendents say their decisions are bound to displease someone.
School & District Management How America's Leaders Have Failed Educators on COVID-19
Principals and superintendents are caught between politicians’ demands, an anxious public, and experts’ contrary advice about the path forward during the pandemic. The unspoken message: You’re on your own.
School & District Management Superintendents on Hot Seat in Executing School Closures
Many are whipsawed by shutdown recommendations aimed at stemming the coronavirus, and the logistical and financial consequences of those actions.
School & District Management Cosmetics and Clothes: Parents Misspent $700,000 in Arizona's School Choice Program
An audit by Arizona’s attorney general revealed that parents with children in the state’s education savings account program were making prohibited purchases with public money meant for educational purposes.
Every Student Succeeds Act Video Under ESSA, Who’s in Charge of Education Policy?
The Every Student Succeeds Act reshapes the relationship between the federal government and states when it comes to education policy. But as we move into the implementation phase of this new federal law, state superintendents, boards, governors, and legislators are all jockeying over who gets to wield the new policy flexibility ESSA offers—who will be making the key decisions on where and how money should be spent? State policy reporter Daarel Burnette II discusses what lies ahead at the state level. This video was filmed following Education Week’s virtual summit on ESSA, where online participants submitted their questions about the upcoming implementation of the new federal law.
School & District Management Search to Fill One of Education's Biggest Jobs Begins as New York City Chief Steps Down
Who Mayor Bill de Blasio has in mind for his next chancellor isn't yet clear, but experts say the job requires a hard-to-find combination of someone with credibility as an educator and the acumen to navigate the rough-and-tumble politics of New York City.
School & District Management Georgia Voters to Decide State's Role in Struggling Schools
A ballot measure would alter the state constitution to allow a special district to intervene in low-performing schools.
School & District Management Opinion A Stunning Report From the National Conference of State Legislatures
A new report from a bipartisan group of state legislators shows how U.S. states can learn from the world's top performers and build an education system to compete with the very best.
International Opinion Looking for a Good Education Planning Model? Consider Shanghai's
Marc Tucker gives an inside look at how Shanghai developed an education reform agenda that was inclusive, thoughtful and effective.